With the help of computers, attorneys and law firms are getting better at identifying potential conflicts of interest. But like the dog that catches the bus, many attorneys face the equally important question of, “What now?”
Identifying potential conflicts of interest is only half the battle. The other half requires attorneys to seek and obtain the client’s written consent to the representation after “full disclosure.” After all, a potential conflict of interest that has not been resolved in accordance with the applicable ethical rules is still a conflict.
What Is “Full Disclosure” for Purposes of Resolving Potential Conflicts?
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