Conflicts Learning Module

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This module was updated in March 2017. As you read through this module, if you find any information that is unclear, inaccurate or outdated, please advise the course facilitator.

  1. Introduction and Objectives

  2. Conflicts: The Basics

  3. Conflicts: The Basics continued

  4. Conflicts: The Basics - What is a Conflict of Interest?

  5. Conflicts: The Basics - What Is a Conflict of Interest? continued

  6. Conflicts: The Basics - Who is My Client?

  7. Conflicts: The Basics - Conflicts and the Courts

  8. Conflicts: The Basics - Conflicts and the Courts continued

  9. Acting for Two or More Clients

  10. Acting for Two or More Clients continued

  11. Acting Against Clients - Acting Against Current Clients

  12. Acting Against Clients - Acting Against Current Clients continued

  13. Acting Against Clients - Acting Against Former Clients

  14. Conflicts Between Lawyer & Client - General Prohibition and Certain Exceptions

  15. Conflicts Between Lawyer & Client - General Prohibition and Certain Exceptions continued

  16. Conflicts Between Lawyer & Client - Investing a Client's Funds

  17. Conflicts Between Lawyer & Client - Sharing Space

  18. Conflicts Between Lawyer & Client - Sharing Space continued

  19. Conflicts Between Lawyer & Client - Sharing Space continued

  20. Transferring Between Law Firms

  21. Transferring Between Law Firms - The Triggering Circumstances

  22. Transferring Between Law Firms - Types of Transferring Lawyers and Procedures

  23. Transferring Between Law Firms - Types of Transferring Lawyers and Procedures continued

  24. Setting Up a Conflicts System

  25. Setting Up a Conflicts System - Content of Conflicts Checking System

  26. Operating a Conflicts System - When to Perform Conflict Checks

  27. Operating a Conflicts System - What Happens When a Conflict Arises?

  28. Operating a Conflicts System - What Happens When a Conflict Arises? continued

  29. End of Lesson