Disqualification by Reason of Vicarious Conflict of Interest
In an increasingly mobile society, one in which lawyers generally expect to spread their careers over several law firms, the rules governing professional conduct generally require allowing such commerce without strangling careers on the one hand, while accounting for clients’ ongoing expectations of confidentiality on the other.
In this CLE program, noted real estate law author and practitioner Dov Treiman discusses when the disqualification of one attorney in a firm effects a disqualification of the entire firm and what firms can do to prevent such disqualifications. Mr. Treiman looks at both the purely legal aspects of these ethical questions as well as the practical measures that firms can take and the practical points of view that decisional law has adopted.
*This course qualifies as a Transitional course but can only be taken by Newly Admitted attorneys in NY that have a special exemption from the requirement that skills and ethics credits be taken in an approved live format. This course can be taken by all Experienced NY attorneys.