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Friday, January 18, 2019, 1:00-2:00pm

Many ethical issues arise when lawyers represent elderly clients.

Foremost among these issues is determining whether a client has the capacity to make valid decisions – and if not, then what?

There are many conflict of interest issues, including whether direction is taken from the elderly person or another person (often an adult child) who is paying for the representation.

There are also issues involving the exercise of undue influence by a caregiver or other person, including the validity of gifts to that person. Issues of preserving confidentiality and the attorney-client privilege when meetings are held in the presence of children or caregivers are also very important.

This program provides a practical guide to the most important ethical issues when lawyers represent elderly clients.

  • Determining whether your elderly client has capacity – and identifying your client
  • Practical alternatives if you determine a client doesn’t have capacity
  • Conflicts of interest between the elderly client and the person paying for the representation, including the validity of gifts
  • Preserving confidentiality and the attorney-client privilege when a caregiver or third party is in client meetings
  • Clients who lose capacity during a continuing representation
  • Ethical issues involved with undue influence over the elderly – what should you do?
  • Elder abuse issues – how to spot it and what to do if you discover it

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Product Information
Date Presented:
January 18, 2019 1:00 PM Eastern
Length:
1 hour
Registration Fee:
Free
Ethical Issues When Representing the Elderly | Phone/Audio Streaming
TUITION RATE.   

All Attendees: $80


Early discount and CLE Premier Pass rates are not available for this program. 

FACULTY. 
Speaker Information
William Freivogel   [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
NC State Bar
Ethics/Professional Responsibility: 1.00
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