Forestall Allegations of Impropriety With Our Proactive Methods
Possibly the favorite pastime of clients who don´t receive the judgment they´d hoped for is to sue their attorneys for malpractice. Allegations are on the rise and nobody is immune. Having a firm foundation in client relations ethics - plus a few proactive strategies - can mean the difference between a productive, positive client relationship and a nightmare of accusations and animosity.
At this insightful half-day seminar, our top-notch speakers will share savvy strategies you can use to head malpractice suits off at the pass. You´ll get a clearer understanding of one of the murkiest ethical issues - conflicts of interest - and find out what you can do to avoid them. Explore how cutting edge technology has rocked - and nearly capsized - the boat of attorney-client privilege. This is an authoritative seminar you won´t want to miss!
• Recognize the red flags that point to a potentially troublesome client.
• Find out which transactions are prohibited and how to say no if a client suggests one.
• Learn how to communicate the boundaries of your scope of representation.
• Understand how to confidently identify and avoid conflicts of interest.
• Explore the unique nature and responsibilities of the attorney-client relationship.
• Take a closer look at how technology has heightened the vulnerability of attorney-client privilege.
• Assess the security of your communications and discover how you measure up when considering "reasonable expectations of confidentiality."
- HOW TO AVOID BEING THE TARGET OF A LEGAL MALPRACTICE CLAIM
Christopher H. Howard, 8:45 - 9:45 and 1:00 - 1:45
- Screening the Case and the Client
- Recognizing and Avoiding Prohibited Transactions with a Client
- Scope of Retention
- Time Limitations
- Implementing Internal Controls in the Office
- Identifying Attorney Competency Issues
- IDENTIFYING AND AVOIDING CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
Dennis J. McGlothin, 10:00 - 10:45 and 2:00 - 2:45
- Types of Conflicts of Interest
- Consequences of Conflicts of Interest
- The Attorney-Client Relationship
- Vicarious Disqualification
- Motions for Disqualification
- CHANGING TECHNOLOGY AND ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGE
Christopher H. Howard, 10:45 - 12:00 and 2:45 - 4:15
- How Changing Technology Brings Ethical Dilemmas
- Wireless Communications
- Cell Phones
- Defining the "Reasonable Expectation of Confidentiality" in Light of the Ease of Intercepting Wireless Conversations
- What the Courts Say Regarding Privilege and Wireless Communications
- Inadvertent Disclosures
Agendas and Speakers may differ slightly depending on the location. Please e-mail or call a representative to obtain an agenda for a particular location.