|Faculty:||Lisa Barclay, Tom B. Mason|
|Production Date:||March 30 2010|
Every attorney understands the importance of avoiding conflicts of interest, but doing so in transactional contexts can be more complicated than one might think! Attorneys Lisa Barclay and Thomas Mason examine the ethics surrounding transactions and conflicts of interest, emphasizing the importance of avoiding conflicts and the consequences of failing to do so. Barclay and Mason also cover the basic ABA Model conflict rules, the factors an attorney must consider in identifying conflicts of interest and common conflicts. Barclay and Mason's hypotheticals illustrating how to identify conflicts of interests are an invaluable part of this course. This program is a must see for all transactional attorneys, and is beneficial for all who want to better understand how to adhere to the ethical rules on conflicts of interest.
I. Impact of Conflicts and Conflict Rules
II. Basic Conflict Rules
III. Key Questions in Identifying and Avoiding Conflicts
IV. Selected Examples
David (waco, TX)
very well done by both instructors
Dana (New York, NY)
Very helpful. Clear and concise. Good speakers.
John (Penfield, NY)
A great introduction and refresher on ethics for transactional lawyers. Very easy to understand. The speakers also seemed very knowledgeable on the subject.
Cynthia (Frisco, TX)
The examples were good.
Jamie (Brooklyn, NY)
Organized, thoughtful presentation and quite informative.
Philip (Englewood Cliffs, NJ)
Good basic examples of conflict issues in transactional matters
Dean (Dallas, TX)
Good suggestions to avoid conflicts of interest.
Vicki (Dallas, TX)
Shaun (San Diego, CA)
Good. Competent. A bit general, but they presented the general information in a competent, organized way.
Barbara (South Salem, NY)
Hypotheticals interesting. Good clear presentation.
Steven (Pembroke Pines, FL)
30 minutes goes by quick on this one,,,
Kenneth (Hoboken, NJ)
John (San Fransisco, CA)
Conflicts of interest are one of the easiest ways to have professional responsibility violations. Very informative.
Catherine (Concord, NH)
Great introduction to the issues.
Linda (Collinsville, CT)
Very practical and concise.
Karen (Livermore, CA)
The examples given were especially helpfull Both speakers were great.
Sergio (New York, NY)
Robert (Columbia, TN)
The speakers did a great job of providing concrete examples for effective discussion of conflicts.
Tamir (New York, NY)
found course very useful and well presented
Opal (Rochester, NY)
Good basic intro course. I liked the conversational style that the presenters used, and found the written materials, including the hypothetical situations, helpful.
Stephen F. (Niles, IL)
Upbeat, friendly presentation--and a direct, helpful summary for all attorneys.
Debra (woodland hills, CA)
Helena (Irvine, CA)
Most of the content was pretty basic, but would be helpful to new lawyers or for litigators who sometimes handle transactional matters.
Thomas (new york, NY)
Good overview of client conflicts
Rob (Nashville, TN)
The real-life examples were the most helpful part.
Joung Ho (Flushing, NJ)
This course is very helpful for transactional lawyers.
Philip (Bronx, NY)
Richard (Naperville, IL)
This "quick tour" of the subject should be heard by more lawyers before they make costly mistakes.
Retha (Cataula, GA)
Format was effective, i.e., basic rules, key questions, and examples. Examples were good.
Jennifer (New York, NY)
The outline was incredibly helpful. All presenters should be required to have a ppt presentation/outline accompanying their lecture!
Batia (New York, NY)
both speakers very good