Ethics and Conflicts with Clients, Part 1 and Part 2 -Audio Webcast

March 2018
Ethics and Conflicts with Clients, Part 1 and Part 2
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Program Description:
Despite best efforts, lawyers may develop ethical conflicts with their clients.  Sometimes these conflicts may seem, shorn of ethical considerations, as positive developments. The client may seek to buy into a client’s business enterprise or a transaction, be offered a gift by a client, or develop a romantic relationship with a client.  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 a new firm, or a client refuses to pay legal fees, or worse, as when the lawyer has a duty to disclose certain acts of 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 – March 15, 2018:
- Ethical issues when lawyers develop conflicts with their clients
- 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 – March 18, 2018:
- 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?  
Sue C. Friedberg is a partner in the Pittsburg office of Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney, PC.  She is associate general counsel of the firm and responsible for guiding its attorneys in meeting the standards of ethical law practice. She supervises the firm's conflicts of interest review process and new business intake functions, and provides counsel for the firm as a business entity.  Earlier in her career, she focused on corporate finance, securities law, and general business transactions.  Ms. Friedberg earned her B.S., magna cum laude, from Georgetown University and her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Pittsburg School of law.
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. He maintains the Web site “Freivogel on Conflicts” at  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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CLE ELITE Pass Holders $0.00
CBA Member $79.00
Non Member $109.00
  • General Credits: 2.00
  • Ethics Credits: 2.00
Start Date - End Date
March 15, 2018 - March 16, 2018
Start Time - End Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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