Conflict risks can influence any law firm's lateral hiring decisions, especially in a relatively small legal market like Connecticut. But as of January 1, 2013, Connecticut's Practice Book is being amended to allow an attorney who's changing jobs to promise to stay away from a case without his new firm risking disqualification.
New Conn. Rule Will Ease Conflict-of-Interest Concerns When Lawyers Switch Firms
The Connecticut Law Tribune
July 26, 2012