Ethical Considerations when Screening and Selecting New Clients

Course Demo. No credit provided in demo mode.

Credit Hours:
CA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
FL - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
TX - Ethics: 1.25 Credits
CT - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
NY - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
AZ - Professional Responsibility: 1.25 Credits
NJ - Ethics: 1.5 Credits
IL - Professional Responsibility: 1.25 Credits
NH - Ethics: 1.25 Credits
PA - Ethics: 1.0 Credits
TN - Dual: 1.23 Credits
IN - Ethics: 1.2 Credits
GA - Ethics: 1.5 Credits
OH - Attorney Professional Conduct: 1.25 Credits
NC - Professional Responsibility: 1.0 Credits

Running Time: 1 Hours, 14 Minutes
Faculty: David Graulich, Esq. -

Course Description

One of the most important yet overlooked issues in practicing law are the ethical considerations when screening and selecting new clients. If you work in a large law firm with a dedicated research department or work for a small law firm, it is important to understand the rules and nuances of new client ethics. In this course we look at what the ethical framework is that underlies these principles. We first look at conflicts of interests. Next, we examine meritorious claims and contentions. We then look at the various issues involved into going into business with or investing in a client. We examine the related concepts of competence and capacity and then lastly review the importance of not overselling a case with a potential client.