Drafting Waivers of Conflicts of Interests (Telephone)
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A bedrock principle of lawyer ethics is that lawyers owe their clients loyalty, free of conflicts of interest – unless those conflicts are explicitly waived by a client in writing. Clients are entitled to zealous representation without the lawyer being conflicted by other representations. This program will provide you with a real-world guide to the rules governing conflict waivers, types of waivers, and how to draft them to avoid future dispute and ethical sanction.

12/12/2018
When: Wednesday, December 12, 2018
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM CT

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MCLE Accreditation
Nebraska Activity #168044, 1.0 hours CLE (Distance Learning)

A bedrock principle of lawyer ethics is that lawyers owe their clients loyalty, free of conflicts of interest – unless those conflicts are explicitly waived by a client in writing.  Clients are entitled to zealous representation without the lawyer being conflicted by other representations.  When a conflict arises, the lawyer is required to decline the representation causing the conflict or withdraw from an ongoing matter – unless the conflict is explicitly waived by the client.  But waivers are not always easily accomplished.  They must be carefully drafted – particularly when it purports to be of an anticipated conflict. This program will provide you with a real-world guide to the rules governing conflict waivers, types of waivers, and how to draft them to avoid future dispute and ethical sanction.

  • Drafting effective waivers of conflicts of interest
  • Key provisions of waivers and ensuring there is “informed” consent
  • Advance waivers – drafting waivers for anticipated conflicts
  • Types of advance waivers – stating subject area, adverse parties, neither or both
  • Sources of rules and practical guidance on drafting waivers
  • Common mistakes made in drafting waivers
  • Consequences of ineffective waivers

William Freivogel is the principal of Freivogel Ethics Consulting and is an independent consultant to law firms on ethics and risk management.  He was a trial lawyer for 22 years and has practiced in the areas of legal ethics and lawyer malpractice for more than 25 years.  He is chair of the Editorial Board of the ABA/BNA Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Conduct. and past chair of the ABA Business Law Section Committee on Professional Responsibility.  He maintains the Web site “Freivogel on Conflicts” at www.freivogelonconflicts.com.  Mr. Freivogel is a graduate of the University of Illinois (Champaign), where he received his B.S. and LL.B.


To Register:Cost $89.00

https://ne.webcredenza.com/program?id=73354

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  • Click “Login to add to cart” button at the bottom of the program page
  • This will take you to the log in page, FIRST time users will need to create a user name and password that is separate and distinct from any information you may have used for the Nebraska State Bar website
  • Please be sure to use the attorney name and contact information of the person who is to receive the CLE credit
  • Once completed click “Update & Proceed to Payment”
  • The final step is to click “Submit Payment”
  • At this point you will receive an email confirmation of the purchase
  • The day before the Program you will receive the dial in information and program materials
  • We will submit the program participation information to the Nebraska State Bar Association within 48 hours of the program completion


If you need additional information on your CLE credits please contact:
Amy Prenda, Nebraska State Bar Association
(402) 475-7091 ext # 131; aprenda@nebar.com