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Friday, April 10, 2020, 1:00-2:00pm

Joint representation in litigation is fraught with potential conflicts of interest among the jointly represented parties.

There are substantial issues related to decision-making, information flows, confidentiality, and loyalty. Any of these issues, if not carefully explained to clients and documented in written waivers, may lead to dramatically adverse results for clients – and expose the lawyer to ethics complaints and potential discipline.

This program provides a practical guide to the substantial ethical issues in joint representations in litigation and how to navigate them.

  • Forms of joint representations – separate representation on same matter v. joint representation on same matter
  • Information flows under "keep secrets" and "no secrets" agreements
  • Information flows in the absence of any agreement – what happens when there are no guardrails?
  • Loyalty issues – managing inherent conflicts of interest and the use of advance waivers
  • Voluntary and inadvertent creation of joint representations
  • Attorney-client privilege ramifications in a later arising dispute among jointly represented clients

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Product Information
Date Presented:
April 10, 2020 1:00 PM Eastern
1 hour
Registration Fee:
Ethics of Joint Representations: Keeping Secrets and Telling Tales | Live Replay from December 18, 2019 | Phone/Audio Streaming

All Attendees: $80

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

Speaker Information
Elizabeth Treubert Simon   [ view bio ]
Thomas E Spahn  [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
NC State Bar
Ethics/Professional Responsibility: 1.00
CLE Premier Pass