Identify and Navigate Difficult Conflicts of Interest
While 'avoiding conflicts' sounds easy enough, putting the rules into practice is often exceedingly complex. Given the consequences at stake, counsel must take a proactive approach to spotting red flags and proceeding with care. Get strategies for detecting conflicts before it's too late. Learn which cases are off-limits and how to mitigate risk when pursuing permissible representations. Register today!
Get best practices for checking conflicts among active and former clients.
Learn how to apply the rules to hazy fact patterns involving imputed and intrafirm conflicts.
Explore proper usage of ethical walls and confidentiality screens.
Inform your practice with practical tips for obtaining consent and waivers.
Navigate the sticky issues that arise when you must cut ties.
Identifying and Preventing Prospective Client Conflicts
Identifying and Resolving Conflicts: Current and Former Clients, Multiple Representation
Spotting and Preventing Other Conflicts of Interest
Determining Whether the Cases Are "Substantially Related": What to Look for
Informed Consent and Waivers: How to Obtain Them, How They Play Out in Court
FARNOOSH FARYABI is an attorney with MDK Law practicing in the areas of health care, civil litigation, business disputes and litigation, and education law. Ms. Faryabi earned her B.S. degree from the University of Washington and her J.D. degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law.
STEVEN R. SORENSON is a shareholder with the law firm of von Briesen & Roper, s.c. He is a member of the American Bar Association Law Foundation, chairs the District Three Wisconsin Office of Lawyer Regulation Committee, and serves on the Ethics Committee of the American Bar Association‘s Legal Education Committee. Mr. Sorenson formerly served as secretary and president of the State Bar of Wisconsin. He is a former member of the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association, former president of both the National Conference of Bar Presidents and the Wisconsin Law Foundation Fellows, and a current member of the foundation‘s Board of Trustees. Mr. Sorenson presents lectures throughout the state of Wisconsin on various topics, ranging from real estate law to professional ethics. He earned his undergraduate degree from Luther College and his Juris Doctorate degree from Marquette University Law School. During that time, he also attended American University in Washington, D.C. to study national public policy.
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