As attorneys, we know that we can avoid conflicts of interest by placing our client’s interests before our own, but conflicts of interest can arise even when one is wary. This program can help attorneys identify conflicts of interest in the practice of law. This course provides effective strategies to avoid conflicts with current and former clients and examines the Model Rules of Professional Conduct and case law that guides us in determining whether such conflicts exist.
Robert N. Agre is the owner of the law firm of Agre & Jensen, where he is a certified criminal trial attorney. He practices in the areas of criminal law, trial practice, personal injury, legal ethics, and municipal law. He is a member of the Camden County Bar Association (Judicial Selection Committee), National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the American Association for Justice, and the New Jersey Association of Trial Lawyers. Mr. Agre was named 2012 Camden County Professional Lawyer of the Year. He has been awarded an AV rating, the highest possible, from Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized by Super Lawyers for eight consecutive years. Mr. Agre is admitted to practice in New Jersey and before the United States District Court for the Districts of New Jersey, Eastern and Western Pennsylvania, and Southern New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.
I particularly liked all the examples given. very interesting. Also, laid out in a very methodical and easy to follow fashion. The written material perfectly matched the verbal information which provided a nice reinforcement.
Very informative program.
Very clear and concise presentation
The content was inherently colorful and well-presented. I do not engage in the practice of criminal law, but many of the points and concerns translate over in general, so I feel that this was a worthwhile course to attend for purposes of practical application.
Ably presented and I enjoyed every bit of it.
This was an excellent presentation and the use of actual as well as hypothetical cases made it engaging. The Counsellor is an excellent communicator. Thank you.
Good speaker; provided a lot of information in a personal and meaningful way. Was respectful to the stories while still clearly addressing the bad situations and reasons for not getting into such situations
The speaker was extremely knowledgeable and interesting. I enjoyed this presentation very much.
Much more interesting than I expected!
The speaker kept my interest and attention throughout. He obviously knew the topic completely and presented it with, not only an interesting manner, but also a compelling manner because it is so important, and I thank him.
Great personal experiences that perfectly illustrate the dangers of conflict of interest.
Mr. Agre and his presentation were outstanding. He's very easy to listen to and his personal stories were very practical and helpful to the information he was imparting.
A lot to take in but well presented and very substantive.
Very good, necessary course
Provided interesting fact-patterns and scenarios making for a memorable discussion of the conflicts issues.
Well presented, on point
Solid understanding of the subject. Worth watching.
I would welcome more ethics classes from this speaker.
It was useful.
Presenter has a very good delivery style.
He was terrific. Helpful lecture. I was impressed that he was willing to share his own mistakes.
Case scenarios selected by speaker to demonstrate conflicts were interesting and memorable. Speaker made topic and application of law easy to follow. Excellent audio presentation.
Very informative, and use of salacious fact patterns kept things interesting!
Really good presenter, great case examples.
Absolutely excellent presentation. This speaker was knowledgeable, succinct, easy to understand, eloquent. Top drawer.
Very interesting lecture on a topic that impacts all practicing attorneys.
Outstanding program. Initially thought I would hear more war stories where the lawyer was the hero - this attorney was highly relatable & a great speaker. Would look for him again.
A very thought provoking presentation.
Very impressive first experience
good basic introduction to ethics with practical examples very good speaker
like the personal experiences that were part of the lecture.
Very good real life examples of conflicts that can result in the lawyer being in a no-win situation.
Clear concise and practical info
an excellent and interesting example-filled lecture
Appreciate the examples and cases
Good speaker, interesting cases he chose to illustrate the rules.
Great course. Faculty was very knowledgeable.
Good information and great examples/cases.
Particularly fascinated by the section dealing with Dunbar.
Good interesting examples.
Excellent real world examples. The course confirmed a lot of what I already knew.
Outstanding lecturer. His honesty at admitting past mistakes made his entire presentation powerful.
GREAT AND INFORMATIVE
well done, well organized with good examples, the complexity of this area is under estimated by all of us.
Very clear. Interesting
This was helpful.
Clear and concise lecture on key issues
Good, clear explanation of the concepts.
Good presentation. Covered a bland topic well.
Very good lecture. I found the scenarios regarding criminal defense particularly relevant and useful to my own practice.
Better explanation of conflicts of interest than what my state required me to watch!
Excellent! The perfect combination of theory and practice.
Very well done.
Personal experience is always a good teacher.
One of the most engaging courses I've heard. Highly recommended.
Excellent speaker. Very interesting!
I really liked Robert's speaking style and story-telling of real-world examples. I left like I had just sat down and asked an expert, "please tell me the most important aspects of conflict of interest as a practicing attorney and provide interesting insights."
Very interesting examples in the presentation.
Interesting and well-presented.
Very clear, concise and deliberative.
Very well presented.
great narration and explanation.
speaker used actual cases he was involved in to illustrate legal principles.
A well-organized and well-presented session with considerable practical value.
The hypotheticals added value to the course and helped reinforce the material.
Good solid discussion of conflicts of interest as they may impact attorneys.
I appreciated the non typical examples provided of potential conflicts. This was a valuable lecture.
I thought he was particularly interesting. I liked how he drew on his real life experiences.
good attempt at making a dry subject more lively
Very enjoyable and interesting class. Well presented.
The presentation covered fundamental ethical issues in a clear and concise manner with numerous examples of how conflicts may arise and how they can be (and must be) effectively addressed.
Speaker was interesting and easy to listen to..
This was a very good practical discussion with good examples/hypotheticals. Recommended!
Very good job!
Fantastic presentation. Thank you!
This was the best seminar that I have ever attended/viewed. I hope he does more for your company.
Nice teal colored PowerPoint presentation. It made if easy on the eyes. The material was very good too.
The presenter drove the point home. I like hearing about actual cases. Very good.
Mr. Agre is an outstanding presenter
Very clear presentation and great real life examples.
very nice program on conflicts
Very interesting examples that were knowledgeably addressed.
Ethics is always interesting because it can happen to you.
This was very good information presented in a way that kept my attention.
Useful and entertaining.
In my opinion the speaker appeared to have great knowledge in his subject matter regarding the topic of this course. Thank you.
matter of fact and instructive lecture by experienced practitioner whose examples were well chosen
more for newer lawyer but very well presented.Great insight on criminal law issues and like suggestion on waiver on consortium claims
Great Job very informative and to the point
Would def recommend this lecture
Good speaker. I liked his approach with personal experiences. I am not a litigator so could have benefited from some anecdotes regarding estate planning. Still worth watching for me.
Love Lawline. Such a great tool to get info and educations from experts around the country.
Good topic to be presented in the context of criminal law.
Basic, but useful.
Clear and informative presentation.
Thorough and well explained - will look for other courses given by Mr. Agre!
Great speaker - very engaging.
Great cases; nice delivery
Very effective program.
Excellent Practical Advice!
Nice, calm presentation
God course. Thank you.
very interesting and on target with real world examples. Great job
Another course like this would be good with more real world examples to highlight different situations.
Presenter did an excellent job. He spoke slowly, and was engaging at the same time.
This was great.
I appreciate the candor and first person experience of the speaker.
Informative and interesting
Very Informative. Thank you.
Another excellent presentation by this speaker.
great course materials
good basic course.
This was a good comprehensive overview of Conflict of Interests, both in Criminal and Civil litigation. The instructor had experience and was knowledgeable in the area, and used some of his cases as examples. He did read some, but overall was effective.
It was good
Lawline, in my experience, selects highly competent presenters, I appreciate that; Mr. Agre is among some of the best.
well prepared and presented.
Thank you :)
This was an excellent presentation. Mr. Agre's personal experience as a young lawyer really drove the lesson home!
Class was informative
Great class. The teacher is a good storyteller and brought the Conflicts of Interest code to life.
Very good course
Bob was superb. Notably, he could speak without reference to the course materials. That is indicative of familiarity with the subject matter. He knows what he is talking about and it shows.
Very convenient setup
This was excellent. He gave real life ethical dilemmas as a great teaching tool. Highly recommended.
Very interesting. Thank you!
Bery useful advice on being wary of representing someone whose fees are being paid by another who may also be charged with the same or similar crime. Common situation that should be recognized as a potential danger zone for attorneys.
V.ery interesting presentation
Friendly manner here was appreciated.
interesting information about ethics
Great instructor! Well informed.
Good analysis of common ethical issues
Good common sense refresher for situations that are surprisingly not uncommon in law practice.
Enjoyed the personal experiences as part of the program.
interesting examples demonstrating situations which we could all encounter
Enjoyed this MCLE. Very informative speaker.
He had some interesting case stories. They were different from others that one typically hears in these type of conflicts programs.
The speaker was very clear using samples cases to explain the topic. Well done.
great hypotheticals and case examples
Good examples and pragmatic advice.
Good to know.
Interesting review of conflict of interest issues
This was extremely interesting and gave me information I did not know. Thank you.
I liked the course.
A good warning about representing multiple clients.
I liked him. He was very good.
Very well delivered material on a very important subject. I particularly appreciated the very personal experiences and the way they relate to everyday practice. THANK YOU!
excellent speaker and interesting topic
this was a thoroughly riveting presentation. Mr. Agre is one of the finest LawLine lectures I have had to pleasure of listening to. He is a brilliantly clear speaker. Thank you.
Very helpful and well presented.
Speaker was well versed in the subject matter. presented at a good pace and did a good job with the subject matter .
Interesting material and examples
Excellent discussion of issues
The lawyer was terrific. One on the best I've listened to. Must be an excellent lawyer!
Outstanding. Relating lessons to past experiences makes this far more interesting.
Interesting course, excellent speaker.
Very informative even though it's an hour course
The presentation was very clear and offered practical legal advice.
Well organized and informative lecture.
entertaining and informative.
great Presentation. good examples
Very good scenarios. Excellent presenter.
interesting and informative
Good speaker! and lent his own experience!
Best lecturer so far - his real-life examples set/changed rules and laws - these are the type of people whom because of their stories you remember the rules, the nuances and WHY these rules/changes now exist.
Issues and rules were clearly presented.
I liked this one.
Really enjoyed this topic.
Excellent and thorough presentation.
I really enjoyed this. Thank you, Mr. Agre.
I found this lecture to be quite interesting -- the anecdotes were great. Thank you!
Interesting first hand examples of conflicts of interests provided that were quite informative.
It was helpful to learn that waivers can be undone further down the representation.
Good program; very informative
Excellent, engaging and informative presentation. I would look for other courses by Mr. Agre.
More ethics courses would be awesome!
I would recommend it as maybe a Part 1 to a series of two or three 1 hour presentations on Ethical Issues.
Experienced presenter, very comfortable, good mix of rules and story
Another wonderfully informative presentation by a gifted speaker.