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February 02, 2011

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jrterrier

isn't the more significant conflict, what advise Mr. Hardin provided to Roger Clemens in the run-up to his testimony before congress, which is the subject matter of the perjury prosecution. my recollection is that the under-oath hearing was held at the request of Hardin, who demanded on Clemens' behalf an opportunity to clear his name of the conclusions reached in the Report to Congress on steroid use.

Jack Marshall

I don't think this is a waivable conflict.

Rule 1.7 that a waiver must be accompanied by... (1) the lawyer reasonably believes that the lawyer will be able to provide competent and diligent representation to each affected client;

If the judge can cite a hypothetical whereby this won't be true, how can the conflict be waived? There can be circumstances where Hardin can't meet this requirement.

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