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Conflicts of Interest: Loyalty and Independent Judgment


Program Description: 
An overview of how to identify and resolve conflicts of interest under the Illinois ethics rules including: practical advice on representing multiple clients; when to do a conflicts check; determining when a conflict can be waived; getting clients informed consent to a waiver; and how to set up a law firm's conflicts checking system.

Program Objectives:                                                    
  • Learn what the conflicts rules are, the rationale under the rules, why the rules are there, and how to adhere to the conflicts rules in four different settings: current clients, former clients, prospective clients and common law areas.
  • Apply your duty of loyalty and independent judgment to your client matters.
  • Reflect on the recommendations made from experienced practitioners and the precedent discussed. 
Important MCLE Notice:
If you have previously viewed this program and received a Certificate of Completion, you may only claim MCLE credit once for this Program within a 12-month period. The ARDC reports individual attorney attendance to the MCLE Board by the 15th of the month subsequent to the date of completion of the MCLE program (for example, September events will be reported by October 15).
Estimated Time: 1 Hour

MCLE Credit:  
Total General:  1.00

Total Professional Responsibility:  1.00