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Ethics and Conflicts with Clients, Part II: Live Replay Teleseminar
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3/25/2020
When: Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Dial-in: 12:45 PM | Program: 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Where: Teleseminar: WebCredenza

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CLE CREDITS:  1.0 ethics
 

Despite best efforts, lawyers may develop ethical conflicts with their clients.  Sometimes these conflicts may initially seem like positive developments. The lawyer may seek to buy into a client’s business enterprise or participate in a transaction, be offered a gift by a client, or even develop a romantic relationship with a client.  But these and many others come with substantial ethical issues.  Sometimes these conflicts may be more immediately problematic, as when a lawyer leaves a law firm and wants to take his or her clients to the new firm, or when a client refuses to pay legal fees, or worse, as when the lawyer has a duty to disclose certain acts of his or her own malpractice.  This program will provide you with a real world guide to lawyer conflicts with their clients and how to avoid or resolve them.

Part I – March 24, 2020:

  • Ethical issues when lawyers develop conflicts with their clients
  • Gifts – can lawyers accept from clients?
  • Business – can lawyers go into business with a client?
  • Departure – can lawyers take their clients to a firm?
  • Former clients – what duties does a lawyer have?

Part II – March 25, 2020:

  • Dishonest clients – what must you do?
  • Lawyers as witnesses – how do you handle the conflict and privilege issues?
  • Clients with diminished capacity – from whom do you take instructions?  What are the other issues?
  • Settlements – what if a client’s tactics are improper?
  • Malpractice – do you have a duty to disclose?

Faculty
William Freivogel is the principal of Freivogel Ethics Consulting

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