Case Details


Conflict Of Interest

Filing State



New Hampshire Supreme Court




Appeal of Huston, 840 A.2d 773 (N.H. 2003)


New Hampshire supreme court held that a plaintiff’s rights were not violated when two assistant attorneys general prosecuted him before the state Board of Veterinary Medicine, while another AAG acted as counsel to the Board

Case Description

In finding that the Attorney General’s office could prosecute claims before the Board of Veterinary Medicine while also counselling the Board, the court held, “Accordingly, public and private attorneys have different ethical obligations in some circumstances. Lawyers under the supervision of the attorney general, for instance, “may be authorized to represent several government agencies in intragovernmental legal controversies in circumstances where a private lawyer could not represent multiple private clients.” The rules of professional conduct do not abrogate this authority.