Conflict of Interest

Conflicts have long been among the leading causes of legal malpractice claims and disciplinary actions. Yet the rules governing conflicts can be confusing and difficult to apply in real-life situations.

Download this guide to help identify where potential conflicts exist, implement appropriate conflict check procedures and create conflict waivers that can help you avoid the potentially harsh consequences presented by conflicts of interest. This guide includes:

  • Discussion of the types of conflicts that might exist
  • Informed consent and obtaining conflict waivers
  • Conflict check procedures
  • Tips and a list of common conflicts traps
  • Sample common party search checklist
  • Sample conflict of interest search form
  • Sample letter to disclose a conflict and seek consent to continue representation
  • Sample conflict of interest waiver clause – waiver of potential conflict of interest forms
  • Sample conflict of interest waiver of joint representation
  • Sample Engagement Letter: Potential Conflict of Interest
  • Sample: Engagement Letter: Estate Planner Representing Both Spouses
  • Sample: Non-Engagement Letters Conflict of Interest

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