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New Anti-Discrimination Rule and Real-Life Application of Conflict-of-Interest Rules
Don't let overlooked conflicts of interest or unconscious bias cost you a case or worse - a client. This engaging legal ethics course will walk you through a plethora of real-life and hypothetical scenarios to help you recognize and address conflicts of interest and discrimination in any situation. Enhance your skills and fulfill your ethics requirements - order today!
- Find new ways ofimplementing the principles of diversity and inclusion into your dailypractice.
- Explore how implicitbias affects interactions with clients and counsel.
- Comply with the stateand model rules governing conflicts of interest.
- Review numerous commonand unique conflict scenarios to help you spot one in your practice.
- Come away with sourcesof relevant case law to help in your conflict screening.
- Reviewa sample consent/waiver and get tips for disclosing conflict withoutlosing the client.
- Understand speciallimitations imposed on government attorneys in private practice.
- Get tips on ethicallywithdrawing representation.
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- ATTORNEY DUTY OF CULTURAL COMPETENCY, DIVERSITY, INCLUSION
8:45 - 9:15 Written and Presented by Susan M. Dimond in Columbia and St. Louis.
- What You Need to Know About the New Regulation 15.01.10
- Challenges Faced by Groups Underrepresented in the Legal Profession
- Reducing Harassment
- Communication Skills Necessary for Effective Representation of Diverse Clients
- Principles of Diversity and Inclusion in Action
- How to Increase Your Own Cultural Competency
- IDENTIFYING AND MINIMIZING IMPLICIT BIAS
9:15 - 9:45 Written and Presented by Matthew R. Davis in Columbia and St. Louis.
- Understanding Implicit Bias: Causes, Signs and Expressions
- How do Bias Issues Affect Conduct Between Lawyers in a Judicial Setting?
- Unfair Advantages Caused by Bias
- Recognizing and Minimizing Effects of Implicit Bias
- IDENTIFYING AND RESOLVING CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - CASE STUDIES
9:45 - 10:25 Written and Presented by Matthew R. Davis in Columbia and St. Louis.
- What Constitutes Conflict of Interest?
- Prospective Client Conflicts
- Identifying a Prospective Client
- Limitations Created by Prospective Clients
- Safe Harbors/Remedies
- Current Client Conflicts
- Former Client Conflicts (Rule 1.9)
- Current Client in Unrelated Matters
- Concurrent Conflicts/Dual Representation (Rule 1.7)
- Third Party Conflicts
- Referral Conflicts
- Conflict of Client with Attorney's Relative
- Impermissible Transactions
- Personal Relationships with Clients - Current and Prospective
- Business Dealings with Clients
- Are the Cases "Substantially Related?'
- Tips for Quick and Thorough Conflict Checks
- SPECIAL CONFLICT RULES FOR GOVERNMENT ATTORNEYS GOING INTO PRIVATE PRACTICE
10:40 - 11:20 Written and Presented by Susan M. Dimond in Columbia and St. Louis.
- Same Matter
- Prior Involvement in the Matter
- Prior Governmental Agency Doesn't Consent
- Negotiating for Private Employment
- Special Rules for Government Attorneys with a Concurrent Private Practice
- DISCLOSING CONFLICT AND WITHDRAWING REPRESENTATION
11:20 - 12:00 Written and Presented by Matthew R. Davis in Columbia and St. Louis.
- Should/Must You Disclose?
- When Should You Disclose?
- How to Disclose without it Costing you a Client
- Documenting Disclosure and Consent
- Drafting and Obtaining Informed Consent to Conflict Waivers - Sample Document Review
- Unwaivable Conflicts
- Communicating Your Withdrawal to Clients
- Ethical Referrals
- Can You Get Paid for the Work You've Done on the Case Before Conflict Arose?
This basic-to-intermediate level seminar offers practical legal ethics guidance that will benefit attorneys.