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Ethics and Conflicts with Clients, Part 2

March 25, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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.

Handout Materials will be emailed to you prior to the seminar
$60.00
1.0 MCLE Credit Hours, including 1 ethics hour

Schedule:

  • 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?

Speaker:

William Freivogel, Freivogel Ethics Consulting – Chicago