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Fortifying a Law Firm's Ethical Infrastructure: Avoiding Legal Malpractice Claims Based on Conflicts of Interest

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dc.contributor.author Fortney, Susan Saab
dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-01T15:57:12Z
dc.date.available 2010-03-01T15:57:12Z
dc.date.issued 2001
dc.identifier.citation 33 St. Mary's L.J. 669 (2001) (co-authored with Jett Hanna) en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10601/57
dc.description.abstract This article addresses the prevailing problem of malpractice claims based on conflicts of interest. Part I of this article introduces the topic by underscoring the seriousness of all conflicts of interest and recommending preventative action. Part II describes measures that law firms can take to detect and manage conflicts and analyzes the effect of the firm’s ability to avoid conflicts claims on a firm’s ethical infrastructure. Part III focuses on some of the most common conflicts situations that result in malpractice claims and sanctions. The discussion includes selected conflicts cases that illustrate problems and patterns. Part IV concludes by urging firm managers to reassess the efficiency and long-term benefits of devoting time and resources to conflicts avoidance management. en_US
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dc.subject legal malpractice en_US
dc.subject law firms en_US
dc.subject conflicts of interest en_US
dc.title Fortifying a Law Firm's Ethical Infrastructure: Avoiding Legal Malpractice Claims Based on Conflicts of Interest en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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