Ethical tensions are perhaps never as great as when a lawyer is in dispute with a client. The dispute may arise over fees, communication issues, conflicts or something else.  But each brings the lawyer into direct conflict with a client.  The lawyer’s duties of loyalty, zealous representation and confidentiality are all brought into direct conflict with the lawyer’s interest in self-defense.  In these extremely delicate circumstances, the lawyer must determine what information may disclosed in his or her self-defense – and its impact on the attorney-client privilege – and what steps he or she can take to de-escalate the conflict.  This program will provide you with a real-world guide to the ethical issues for a lawyer when he or she is in conflict with a client.

Brian S. Faughnan, Thomason Hendrix Harvey Johnson & Mitchell, PLLC, Memphis, TN
Sue C. FriedbergBuchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney, PC, Pittsburg, PA


NOTE: This program was originally produced as a telephone seminar and is available on demand in streaming audio. This material qualifies for self-study credit only. Pursuant to Regulation 15.04.5, a lawyer may receive up to six hours of self-study credit in a reporting year. Self-study programs do not qualify for ethics credit.

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Date Presented:
August 31, 2016 12:00 PM Central
1 hour
2016 Lawyer Ethics and Disputes with Clients

Individual topic purchase: Selected
Missouri Bar
Total MCLE Credits: 1.20
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