The Pitfalls of Concurrent Representation, Advance Waivers, and Missed Conflicts
When it comes to conflicts of interest, even minor slip-ups sometimes lead to grave consequences. Are you implementing the safeguards necessary to protect your license? This insightful program offers guidance for preventing and curing the top conflicts of interest that take lawyers by surprise. Determine how to handle third-party conflicts, discover common misconceptions about waivable and non-waivable conflicts, examine best practices for conflict management training, and more. Learn from the mistakes of other attorneys - register today!
Discover the top conflicts of interest lawyers encounter.
Examine best practices for dealing with imputed conflicts of interest.
Uncover practical guidance for creating conflict management policies.
Analyze the do's and don'ts of advance waivers.
Identify key steps to take when you miss a conflict.
Analyzing Common Conflicts of Interest
Handling Imputed Conflicts of Interest
Misconceptions About Waivable/Non-Waivable Conflicts
Conflict Management Policies, Training, and Technology
GERALD A. CONNOR is a partner and trial attorney in the Scranton, Pennsylvania office of Margolis Edelstein, a full service multi-state litigation provider to the insurance industry, major corporations, and governmental entities. Mr. Connor focuses his practice on casualty litigation, ranging from automobile and general liability claims to products liability, construction litigation, and workers' compensation claims. He also has extensive experience in commercial litigation, intellectual property issues, municipal claims, and employment law. Mr. Connor has handled dozens of trials, administrative hearings, and arbitrations to verdict, and is active at the appellate level, in both state and federal court. He is a member of the Lackawanna County Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Mr. Connor earned his B.A. degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his J.D. degree from Widener University School of Law.
PETER L. OSTERMILLER is a sole practitioner concentrating in legal ethics and professional responsibility matters. Mr. Ostermiller represents attorneys in disciplinary and reinstatement proceedings, judges in judicial ethics matters, and bar exam applicants. He has also represented parties in attorney’s fee dispute proceedings, attorneys in legal proceedings in which sanctions have been sought against the attorney, represented parties in attorney disqualification proceedings, and counseled lawyers and law firms in their respective rights, responsibilities and duties to other attorneys and their clients. He is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association, Louisville Bar Association and the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers. Mr. Ostermiller served on the Kentucky Bar Association's Ethics 2000 Committee which proposed changes to the Rules of Professional Conduct to the KBA, which resulted in the July 2009 revisions to the Ethics Rules. He graduated with his B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Louisville.
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