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Prospective And Former Clients: Ethically Avoiding Materially Adverse Interests Conflicts
Prospective And Former Clients: Ethically Avoiding Materially Adverse Interests Conflicts

 

Flash Drive Containing .mp3 Audio File and .pdf Course Book File

This program is one of four short Ethics courses included in our 4.3-hour Legal Ethics Compilation program. You will earn CLE credit by completing EITHER this individual program OR Legal Ethics Compilation. You may not earn CLE credit for BOTH the 4.3-hour compilation and this individual title.

In this one-hour program recorded January 3, 2022, Patrick M. Connors, Esquire gives a practical explanation of the ethics rules relating to conflicts involving materially adverse interests with both prospective and former clients. Importantly, he also discusses many related key cases.

Mr. Connors is the Albert and Angela Farone Distinguished Professor In New York Civil Practice at Albany Law School, where he teaches, inter alia, Legal Ethics. He is also a member of the New York State Bar Association's Committee on Professional Ethics and a highly-respected speaker, author, frequent expert witness, and consultant on attorney ethics.

Major topics include:
Duties to former clients (ABA Model Rule 1.9)
Duties to prospective clients
Conflicts involving materially adverse interests
- a history of the "materially adverse" standard
- ABA Formal Opinion 497
- application of the "materially adverse" standard under the current rules
- situations where "material adverseness" may be found: suing or negotiating against a former client; attacking lawyer's own prior work; examining a former client; waiver of materially adverse conflicts
- many key cases


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