Avoiding Common Conflicts of Interest in the Lawyer-Client Relationship
Keywords:conflict of interest; informed consent; fiduciary duty; transactional conflicts; contingency fee arrangements
There are several areas in the law where conflicts of interest commonly occur in the context of the lawyer-client relationship. This article, which is Part II of a three-part series on issues relating to the lawyer-client relationship, will explain two of the main conflicts that may occur: simultaneous representation of clients with differing or conflicting interests and personal conflicts of interest between a lawyer and a client. In addition, the paper will discuss the special considerations inherent in contingent fee arrangements.
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* This three-part series of articles is dedicated to my students in the fall Professional Responsibility class at the University of Tulsa School of Law where I am teaching as an Adjunct Professor.
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