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Advanced CLE

2022 Ethics of beginning and ending client relationships audio replay

Total Credits: 1.2 MCLE, 1.2 Ethics, 0.0 Kansas Credit, 0.0 Kansas Ethics

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Substantial ethics issues flow from the moment an attorney-client relationship is formed, whether it is formed intentionally or through inadvertence.  Determining when a relationship commences and the scope of the representation has dramatic implications for issues related to confidentiality, conflicts of interest, the attorney-client privilege and more. Ending an engagement is nearly as complicated. When are you allowed to end an engagement?  And how must you go about it without prejudicing a client’s interest in a transaction or in litigation? This program will you provide a real-world guide the ethical issues of beginning and ending an attorney client relationship.

•    Determining when and how a relationship starts – including through inadvertence
•    Email and technology issues – how unsolicited communications may trigger ethical obligations
•    Joint representation issues – unsorting the confidentiality and privilege issues
•    End a relationship – when are you allowed to end an engagement?  How do you do it ethically?
•    Circumstances when you might be required to end a relationship


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