Lawyer leaving law firm

Precedent letters when lawyer leaves a firm

Ethical considerations when a lawyer moves on* (Practice Watch, Benchers' Bulletin, Summer 2014)

* Note: The Benchers made amendments to the BC Code effective November 4, 2016 that affect this article. Paragraph 20 should now read:

20. Conflicts from transfer between law firms. The departing lawyer should review BC Code rules 3.3-7 and 3.4-17 to 3.4-23, the rules that apply to conflicts that may result when a departing lawyer transfers from one law firm to a new law firm.