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Joint Representation of Multiple Clients

Joint Representation of Multiple Clients

Explore the pitfalls and potential conflicts of interest involved in representing multiple clients, and how to avoid them.


It is not unusual for a lawyer to represent two or more clients in the same matter or in a related matter. Such an arrangement can be more efficient for the lawyer and help the client to keep legal costs down. But it also creates plenty of opportunities for troubling conflicts of interest that may violate the Model Rules of Professional Conduct. In this clip, we will discuss what conflicts of interests are, and why lawyers must work to avoid them when representing multiple clients in the same...