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Advanced CLE

2022 Ethics & Conflicts with Clients, Part 1 Audio Replay


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

Practice Area:
Ethics

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Description

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.

Day 1
•    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?

Day 2
•    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?
 

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