Larry Fox and Susan Martyn on Ethics: Accidental Clients and Lawyers in the Job Market (CEL1DEC)

Venue: Live Webinar

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Event Date/Time: Dec 13, 2011 End Date/Time: Dec 13, 2011
Registration Date: Dec 13, 2011
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Lawyers would argue they know who their clients are. Prospective clients are entered into a conflicts database and checked for conflicts with current and former clients. The lawyer only proceeds if no conflict is revealed, or if proper informed consent to the conflict has been obtained. But increasingly, the law governing lawyers has identified “accidental” clients: those clients that lawyers had little or no idea existed.

This presentation considers legally recognized client-lawyer relationships, many of which can be created accidentally from a lawyer’s point of view, and often when a lawyer least expects it. The panelists will also discuss the conflicts that arise as lawyers enter the job market and issues like side-switching, hot potatoes, and screens that arise when lawyers leave their firms.