Issues can arise from misunderstandings, or lack of clarity, on the following questions: who will the lawyer represent, and who will the lawyer not represent. This program will address the importance of clarifying client identity and respecting client identity during the engagement, as well as avoiding unintended client relationships.
Approved for 1.0 hour Ethics/professional responsibility in California and Illinois
Approved for 1.2 hours Ethics in Missouri
ALAS, Vice President-Senior Loss Prevention Counsel
Although we would like to hear from you, we cannot represent you until we know that doing so will not create a conflict of interest. Also, we cannot treat unsolicited information as confidential. Accordingly, please do not send us any information about any matter that may involve you until you receive a written statement from us that we represent you (an ‘engagement letter’).
By clicking the ‘ACCEPT’ button, you agree that we may review any information you transmit to us. You recognize that our review of your information, even if you submitted it in a good faith effort to retain us, and, further, even if you consider it confidential, does not preclude us from representing another client directly adverse to you, even in a matter where that information could and will be used against you. Please click the ‘ACCEPT’ button if you understand and accept the foregoing statement and wish to proceed.