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Lawyers holding governmental positions involving legislative duties may engage in law practice subject to the following restrictions:

  1. They may not use their official position for the special advantage of themselves or their clients as provided in Canon 8 of the Code of Professional Responsibility.
  2. They may not represent a client in any matter that is specifically reviewable by them as an official.
  3. They must comply with statutory requirements relating to conflicts of interest.

These restrictions extend and apply to the partners and associates of lawyer officeholders and to lawyers with whom they share office facilities.

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