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Opinion 677

Question Presented

May the law partner of a part-time municipal court judge represent defendants in criminal cases pending before other judges in that municipal court?

A lawyer whose law partner serves as a part-time municipal court judge represents criminal defendants in cases in the municipal court in which judges other than the lawyer’s law partner serve as the presiding judges.

Bluebook Citation

Tex. Comm. On Professional Ethics, Op. 677 (2018)