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Ethical Considerations Relating to Joint Representation of Multiple Clients Including Insureds/Insurers and Principals/Sureties

Learn best practices to use in order to minimize common ethical problems arising in joint defense representations.

This topic will address ethical issues that sometimes arise when an attorney jointly represents an insurer and insured pursuant to the requirements of a liability insurance policy and how those issues can be resolved. The topic will also address similar ethical issues that sometimes arise when a bond principal's attorney also represents a surety.

Runtime: 88 minutes
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Agenda

Conflicts of Interest in Joint Defense Representations

  • RPC Rule 1.7(a)
  • RPC Rule 1.7(b)
  • Conflicts of Interest Best Practices in Joint Defense Representations

Whether Informed Consent Rules Can Adequately Address Conflicts of Interest

  • Informed Consent Rules
  • Informed Consent Best Practices
  • When Informed Consent Is Not Enough to Address Conflicts of Interest in a Joint Defense Representation
  • When an Insured May Be Entitled to Independent Defense Counsel
  • When a Surety May Be Entitled to Independent Defense Counsel

Ethical Issues Involving the Interest of Person Paying for Legal Services

Ethical Issues Regarding Surety/Insurer Litigation Guidelines

Ethical Issues Regarding Outside Bill Reviewers Engaged by Insurers/Sureties

Attorney's Duties of Confidentiality

Attorney's Duty to Communicate With Client

  • RPC 1.4
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Applications have not yet been submitted for Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Wyoming CLE for this course. However, if you are interested in obtaining CLE for any of the listed states or have any additional credit questions please email us at [email protected] or call us at 866-352-9540.

This course was last revised on June 4, 2019.

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  • CA MCLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 CLE hours of participatory credit, of which includes 1.50 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • NM CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of credit, including 1.5 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • WA CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 hours of A/V credit, including 1.50 hours of ethics credit.
     

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This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Faculty

Brandon G. Hummel

Brandon G. Hummel

Hummel Law Group

  • Founder and owner of Hummel Law Group and focuses his practice in commercial litigation, con-struction law, insurance coverage litigation and counseling (for policyholders), real estate law, and land use law
  • Experienced litigator representing all parties on construction projects with respect to enforcement and defense of mechanics lien and bond claims, enforcement and defense of construction defect and delay claims, assertion and defense of breach of contract claims, and resolution of insurance coverage disputes
  • Peer selected as a Leading Lawyer in commercial litigation, construction law, and real estate law by Law Bulletin Publishing in 2019 and 2018 and an Emerging Lawyer by Law Bulletin in the same disciplines in 2015, 2016, and 2017
  • 2017-2019 Lorman Platinum Distinguished Faculty Member
  • J.D. degree, Northwestern University School of Law; B.A. degree, The Johns Hopkins University
  • Can be contacted at 312-599-2806 or [email protected]
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Published 2019
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