Practical Ethics Tips for Preventing and Resolving Conflict of Interest
Making certain your legal representation of one client does nothing to harm any of your other current or former clients is one of the key tasks in maintaining an ethical practice. This practical course offers effective tips for filtering out the cases that you ethically cannot or shouldn't take. Get simple tips for staying in compliance - register today!
- Discuss what it takes to put together a successful conflict check.
- Learn how to obtain solid conflict waivers to prevent future client problems.
- Gain compliance how-to's for avoiding conflicts in specialized practice areas and smaller markets.
Session Time: 1:00 - 2:00 Eastern
Presenter: James D. Blume
- Analyzing Conflicts of Interest
- Who is the Client?
- Representing Clients with Adverse Interests Simultaneously
- Identifying Current vs. Former Client Conflicts
- Common Conflicts Involving Third Parties
- Conducting Effective Conflict Checks: Case/Client-Specific Practical Tips
- Obtaining Informed Consent/Waivers (With Sample Language and Steps to Confirm in Writing)
- Eliminating Unintentional Attorney-Client Relationships
- Preventing Imputed Conflicts of Interest
- Ethical Walls
- Practical Tips for Attorneys with Highly Specialized Practices/Tightly-Knit Client Groups: How to Take Extra Care
- Recent Case Law You Need to Know
This legal ethics course is designed for attorneys. Paralegals may also benefit from attending.