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Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 1:00-2:00pm

A bedrock principle of lawyer ethics is that lawyers owe their clients loyalty, free of conflicts of interest – unless those conflicts are explicitly waived by a client in writing.

Clients are entitled to zealous representation without the lawyer being conflicted by other representations.

When a conflict arises, the lawyer is required to decline the representation causing the conflict or withdraw from an ongoing matter – unless the conflict is explicitly waived by the client.

But waivers are not always easily accomplished.

They must be carefully drafted – particularly when it purports to be of an anticipated conflict.

This program provides a real-world guide to the rules governing conflict waivers, types of waivers, and how to draft them to avoid future dispute and ethical sanction.

  • Drafting effective waivers of conflicts of interest
  • Key provisions of waivers and ensuring there is “informed” consent
  • Advance waivers – drafting waivers for anticipated conflicts
  • Types of advance waivers – stating subject area, adverse parties, neither or both
  • Sources of rules and practical guidance on drafting waivers
  • Common mistakes made in drafting waivers
  • Consequences of ineffective waivers

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Product Information
Date Presented:
November 13, 2019 1:00 PM Eastern
1 hour
Registration Fee:
Drafting Waivers of Conflicts of Interests | Live Replay from February 23, 2018 | Phone/Audio Streaming

All Attendees: $80

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

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