Drafting Waivers of Conflicts of Interests -Audio Webcast

February 2018
         
Drafting Waivers of Conflicts of Interests
 
 
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Program Description
 
A bedrock principle of lawyer ethics is that lawyers owe their clients loyalty, free of conflicts of interest – unless those conflicts are explicitly waived by a client in writing.  Clients are entitled to zealous representation without the lawyer being conflicted by other representations.  When a conflict arises, the lawyer is required to decline the representation causing the conflict or withdraw from an ongoing matter – unless the conflict is explicitly waived by the client.  But waivers are not always easily accomplished.  They must be carefully drafted – particularly when it purports to be of an anticipated conflict. This program will provide you with a real-world guide to the rules governing conflict waivers, types of waivers, and how to draft them to avoid future dispute and ethical sanction.
 
- Drafting effective waivers of conflicts of interest
- Key provisions of waivers and ensuring there is “informed” consent
- Advance waivers – drafting waivers for anticipated conflicts
- Types of advance waivers – stating subject area, adverse parties, neither or both
- Sources of rules and practical guidance on drafting waivers
- Common mistakes made in drafting waivers
- Consequences of ineffective waivers
 
Faculty:
 
William Freivogel is the principal of Freivogel Ethics Consulting and is an independent consultant to law firms on ethics and risk management.  He was a trial lawyer for 22 years and has practiced in the areas of legal ethics and lawyer malpractice for more than 25 years.  He is chair of the Editorial Board of the ABA/BNA Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Conduct, and past chair of the ABA Business Law Section Committee on Professional Responsibility.  He maintains the Web site “Freivogel on Conflicts” at www.freivogelonconflicts.com.  Mr. Freivogel is a graduate of the University of Illinois (Champaign), where he received his B.S. and LL.B.
 
 
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Each Audio Webcast has been submitted for 1 (or 2) General CLE Credit(s). Courses with an Ethics Component have been submitted for Ethics Credits accordingly.
 
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Each program will run from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. M.T. (60 minutes each).
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Registration Fees
Non Member $89.00
CBA Member $59.00
CLE ELITE Pass Holders $0.00
  • General Credits: 1.00
  • Ethics Credits: 1.00
Start Date - End Date
February 23, 2018
Start Time - End Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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