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An attorney member of the board of directors of a legal aid society and managing or staff attorneys of the same society may represent their respective clients against one another in an adversary proceeding or otherwise without being subject to disciplinary action under Disciplinary Rule 5-101(A) or any other provision of the Code of Professional Responsibility of the Nebraska State Bar Association where the bylaws of the society vest authority over individual personnel matters principally in the Executive Director of the society and the attorney board members have uniformly and consistently refused to discuss or vote on such matters as individual managing and staff attorneys' salaries, promotions or evaluation if the situation is fully disclosed to the respective clients and the clients consent to continuation of representation.

An attorney member of the board of directors of a legal aid society and the Executive Director of the same society may represent their respective clients against one another in an adversary proceeding or otherwise without being subject to disciplinary action under Disciplinary Rule 5-101(A) or any other provision of the Code of Professional Responsibility of the Nebraska State Bar Association where the board of directors has authority over the hiring, firing and salary of the Executive Director if the situation is fully disclosed to the respective clients and the clients consent to continuation of representation.

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