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File #: 18-0275    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 2/9/2018 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 2/13/2018 Final action: 2/13/2018
Title: County Counsel recommending the Board authorize County Counsel to sign the Informed Consent Regarding Potential Conflict allowing Liebert Cassidy Whitmore to represent the Lake Tahoe Community College District in regards to the Greenway Shared Use Trail project. FUNDING: N/A.
Attachments: 1. A - Informed Consent
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County Counsel recommending the Board authorize County Counsel to sign the Informed Consent Regarding Potential Conflict allowing Liebert Cassidy Whitmore to represent the Lake Tahoe Community College District in regards to the Greenway Shared Use Trail project.

FUNDING: N/A.
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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION
County Counsel recommending the Board authorize County Counsel to sign the Informed Consent Regarding Potential Conflict allowing Liebert Cassidy Whitmore to represent the Lake Tahoe Community College District in regards to the Greenway Shared Use Trail project.

DISCUSSION/BACKGROUND
On February 6, 2018 the Office of County Counsel received the proposed Informed Consent Regarding Legal Services from the Los Angeles office of Liebert Cassidy Whitmore (“LCW”). The Informed Consent Regarding Legal Services seeks to have the County of El Dorado consent to LCW’s representation of the Lake Tahoe Community College District (“LTCCD”) in regards to the negotiation of agreements, access rights, development, and other arrangements related to the Greenway Shared Use Trail project (“Project”). Presently, LCW is under contract with the County to provide representation and advice in labor relations and personnel related matters. Although the County is not at this time formally involved in the Project, preliminary discussions regarding the County’s involvement have begun with the anticipation that the County may well be involved in this Project in the future.

California Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 3-310 provides that “A member shall not, without the informed written consent of each client: …(3) Represent a client in a matter and at the same time in a separate matter accept as a client a person or entity whose interest in the first matter is adverse to the client in the first matter.” [underline added].

LCW currently has the County as a client, providing labor relations and personnel advice and representation. LCW is seeking to represent LTCCD in regar...

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