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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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To be an effective advocate, a lawyer must maintain a fair degree of dispassionate objectivity.

The lawyer who becomes personally involved in the representation does the client a disservice.

This is even more true for the lawyer who becomes personally involved with the client.

In this webinar, legal humorist Sean Carter explains the importance of avoiding this most basic conflict of interest and relates the tragic (but sometimes fascinating) tales of lawyers who learned this lesson too late.

One of the most fundamental duties that we owe our clients is the duty to provide them with loyal and independent representation.

In other words, we are duty bound to put their interests first and to avoid conflicts of interest; something that becomes increasingly difficult to the extent we enter into professional and personal relationships with clients, opposing counsel and parties, judges and others involved in the legal process.

In this eye-opening webinar, legal humorist Sean Carter recounts the tales of those lawyers who failed to meet this duty by creating the following entanglements:

  • Entering into business transactions with clients
  • Accepting gifts from clients
  • Accepting (or giving) loans
  • Romantic entanglements with clients
  • Friendships with judicial officers
  • Family and close relationships with opposing counsel/parties

All registrations are taken through Mesa CLE. The NCBAF CLE department will faciliatate the attendance reporting with the NC State Bar. | Click here to register.

Product Information
Product Date:
February 14, 2018
The Ties That Bind: Avoiding Inappropriate Entanglements in the Practice of Law

Registration Tuition Options:

NCBA Member $70
Non-Member $90


Speaker Information
Sean A Carter   [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
NC State Bar
Ethics/Professional Responsibility: 1.00
CLE Premier Pass
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