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Advocate or Witness?

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As part of answering the question of what role the lawyer in question plays in a client’s defense, another word is being considered: necessary. This word, designed to eliminate the ambiguity of the former rule, was intended to, among other things, prevent the opposing counsel from disqualifying the lawyer. Has ambiguity been eliminated? As this ethics counsel for the North Carolina State Bar proposed, the murkiness of interpretation’s waters has only grown more so.