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Ethical Issues When Representing The Elderly (teleseminar)
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This program will provide you with a practical guide to the most important ethical issues when lawyers represent elderly clients.

1/18/2019
When: 1/18/2019
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: United States
Contact: (404) 521-0781


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ETHICAL ISSUES WHEN REPRESENTING THE ELDERLY, 1 CLE hour, Including 1 Ethics Hour
 

Many ethical issues arise when lawyers represent elderly clients.  Foremost among these issues is determining whether a client has the capacity to make valid decisions – and if not, then what? There are many conflict of interest issues, including whether direction is taken from the elderly person or another person (often an adult child) who is paying for the representation. There are also issues involving the exercise of undue influence by a caregiver or other person, including the validity of gifts to that person. Issues of preserving confidentiality and the attorney-client privilege when meetings are held in the presence of children or caregivers are also very important. 

  • Determining whether your elderly client has capacity – and identifying your client
  • Practical alternatives if you determine a client doesn’t have capacity
  • Conflicts of interest between the elderly client and the person paying for the representation, including the validity of gifts
  • Preserving confidentiality and the attorney-client privilege when a caregiver or third party is in client meetings
  • Clients who lose capacity during a continuing representation
  • Ethical issues involved with undue influence over the elderly – what should you do?
  • Elder abuse issues – how to spot it and what to do if you discover it 


Speaker:

 

William Freivogel is the principal of Freivogel Ethics Consulting and is an independent consultant to law firms on ethics and risk management.  He was a trial lawyer for 22 years and has practiced in the areas of legal ethics and lawyer malpractice for more than 25 years.  He is chair of the Editorial Board of the ABA/BNA Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Conduct. and past chair of the ABA Business Law Section Committee on Professional Responsibility.  He maintains the Web site “Freivogel on Conflicts” at www.freivogelonconflicts.com.  Mr. Freivogel is a graduate of the University of Illinois (Champaign), where he received his B.S. and LL.B.

 


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