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A deputy county attorney whose duties include prosecution of cases in the Juvenile Court, in which the Nebraska Department of Social Services may be involved, may prosecute such cases in the same county in which his sister is employed as a social worker with the Nebraska Department of Social Services. However, the lawyer must fully disclose the familial relationship to the court, all lawyers, and the parties involved, in any case, and should decline prosecution of the case should his professional judgment be adversely affected. If the deputy county attorney should find himself to be disqualified, the disqualification is not imputed to the lawyers within his office, unless appearance of impropriety is created under the facts of a particular case.

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