7.77.070  <<  7.77.080 >>   7.77.090

Disqualification of collaborative lawyer and lawyers in associated law firm.

(1) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (3) of this section, a collaborative lawyer is disqualified from appearing before a tribunal to represent a party in a proceeding related to the collaborative matter.
(2) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (3) of this section and RCW 7.77.090, a lawyer in a law firm with which the collaborative lawyer is associated is disqualified from appearing before a tribunal to represent a party in a proceeding related to the collaborative matter if the collaborative lawyer is disqualified from doing so under subsection (1) of this section.
(3) A collaborative lawyer or a lawyer in a law firm with which the collaborative lawyer is associated may represent a party:
(a) To ask a tribunal to approve an agreement resulting from the collaborative law process; or
(b) To seek or defend an emergency order to protect the health, safety, welfare, or interest of a party, or family or household member, as defined in RCW 26.50.010, if a successor lawyer is not immediately available to represent that person.
(4) If subsection (3)(b) of this section applies, a collaborative lawyer, or lawyer in a law firm with which the collaborative lawyer is associated, may represent a party or family or household member only until the person is represented by a successor lawyer or reasonable measures are taken to protect the health, safety, welfare, or interest of the person.
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