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Joint Representations: Avoiding Ethical Issues

Gain an understanding of how to handle the ethical issues that can arise in a joint representation.

This topic helps lawyers understand when and how joint representation can greatly advantage clients, and the ethical obligations that accompany undertaking joint representations. The material explains how to address conflicts of interest, including how to make adequate disclosures to ensure that the client consent to joint representation is enforceable, and to avoid the potential for disqualification. In addition, failing to understand the issues that arise around lawyer-client communications in the joint representation context can create myriad issues for lawyers; this topic will assist lawyers in understanding their duties and obligations as they relate to confidential communications with and between joint clients. This information is critical for lawyers who regularly represent multiple clients simultaneously, to ensure that the lawyer complies with all applicable ethical obligations.

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Lorman Education Services Offers Comprehensive Joint Representation Legal Training

Maintaining the confidentiality of all parties involved in the legal matters poses a significant challenge. Conflicts of interest may also arise in these situations. Attorneys need effective, relevant joint representations legal training to help them avoid the possibility of ethical breaches that could jeopardize the outcome of a case.

This course covers specific joint representation ethical issues such as determining who is and who is not a client, addressing conflicts, the need for confidentiality and how to maintain it, and understanding and protecting communications.

Save Time With Convenient On-demand Joint Representation Legal Training

Busy attorneys often have difficulty finding the time to participate in training activities. With our on-demand training program, you can stay abreast of the latest developments in joint representation ethics from the comfort of your office, whenever your schedule allows. This program is available as an archived online presentation with audio and slideshow, which you can access on a 24/7 basis. Other options include an audio & reference manual featuring PDF and MP3 files delivered on a USB flash drive, as well as a downloadable MP3 audio recording of the program.

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Get the joint representations legal training you need to handle any ethical issue that arises in these complex multi-party matters. Purchase your on-demand training program from Lorman Education Services today or contact us for additional information.

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Agenda

Common Scenarios for Joint Representation

The Pros and Cons of Joint Representation

The Conflicts Rule(s) Relative to Joint Representation

Disclosures and Informed Consent for Joint Representation

The Duty to Communication in the Context of Joint Representation

Advance Waivers

Non-Waivable Conflicts

Case Studies

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OnDemand Course

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 October 24, 2018.

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  • CA MCLE 1.0 including Ethics 1
     
  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.0 CLE hours of participatory credit, of which includes 1.00 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • NM CLE 1.0 including Ethics 1
     
  • This program has been approved by the New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.0 hours of credit, including 1.0 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • OR CLE 1.0 including Ethics 1
     
  • Approved for 1.0 CLE credits in Oregon, including 1.00 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • WA CLE 1.0 including Ethics 1
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 hours of A/V credit, including 1.00 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

Alison P. Buchanan

Alison P. Buchanan

Hoge Fenton Jones & Appel

  • Shareholder with Hoge Fenton Jones & Appel
  • Practice focuses on business litigation, professional liability/professional malpractice, and legal ethics
  • Certified Specialist in legal malpractice law as certified by the California State Bar’s Board of Legal Specialization
  • Former member of the California State Bar's Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct (COPRAC)
  • Taught Professional Responsibility at Lincoln Law School for ten years (from 2007 through 2017)
  • Frequently lectures throughout the state on attorney ethics
  • Named a “Northern California Super Lawyer” every year since 2013, as chosen by peers and through the independent research of Law & Politics and San Francisco magazine
  • Written several publications related to the areas of professional responsibility
  • Memberships include American Bar Association, Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL), Santa Clara County Bar Association, Bar Association of San Francisco
  • J.D. degree, Chicago-Kent College of Law; undergraduate, University of California, Irvine
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]
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Product ID: 397832
Published 2018
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