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Conflicts of Interest: Identification and Waivers

Date: Friday, April 13, 2018
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm EST
Length: 90 minutes

Sponsored by Lorman Education Services

Registration for Session Only: $199.00

Registration plus Session Recording and Written Materials: $268.00


Managing conflicts of interest can be challenging - know the risks involved, how to avoid those risks and keep your firm safe.

Conflicts of interest pose enormous risks to lawyers and their firms, including disqualification, disgorgement of fees, loss of clients, damage to reputation and professional discipline.

Dealing with conflicts of interest is therefore one of the most important - and complex - components of a law firm's risk management program. Although some conflicts can be obvious and are generally avoided, there are significant conflicts that arise which the practitioner does not realize or overlooks.

This topic will provide information to assist the practitioner in identifying and resolving conflict issues before they cause serious issues for the attorney.

Areas Covered in the Session:

How to Improve Policies and Procedures for Identifying and Managing Conflicts of Interest

  • Current and Future Client Conflicts
  • Former Client Conflicts
  • Business and Personal Conflicts
  • Multiple Representation Conflicts
  • Third-Party Payor and Similar Conflicts

To Identify Which Conflicts Are – and Which Ones Are Not – Waivable

To Understand What to Say – and What Not to Say – in Waiver Letters

  • The Importance of Disclosure in Obtaining Informed Consent
  • The Usefulness – and Inherent Limitations – of Advance Conflict Waivers

Credit Information (Sponsored by Lorman Education Services):

  • CLE
  • NALA
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Only registered attendee will receive continuing education credit.

Instructor Profile:

John A. Snow, Prince Yeates & Geldzahler

  • Attorney with Prince Yeates & Geldzahler, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice consists of general civil litigation; including commercial, professional malpractice, construction, and insurance coverage and defense
  • Designated in The Best Lawyers in America as Lawyer of the Year in litigation, real estate and construction law; and designated in the areas of practice of legal malpractice-defense, commercial litigation and construction
  • Designated in Utah Business magazine’s Utah Legal Elite in the areas of business and civil litigation and construction law, and as a Super Lawyer in the Mountain States in Super Lawyer magazine
  • Ranked in Chambers USA for Utah in general commercial litigation
  • Chair of the Ethics Advisory Opinion Committee of the Utah State Bar
  • Can be contacted at 801-524-1073 or

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