Professional Development, Ethics, Young Lawyers Division, Skills

Skills for New Lawyers: Conflicts and Confidentiality


Are you in your first few years of practicing law? This new series will teacmyou skills you can apply in your everyday practice. This presentation will discuss ethical implications when dealing with conflicts and confidentiality issues.

Understanding confidentiality to include consent and disclosures is fundamental in representing clients ethically. To review conflicts our discussion will cover risks associated with representation, concurrent conflicts of interest and competency. Both are covered in Rule 1.6 and 1.7 of the Tennessee Rules of Professional Conduct.

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Mr. Protempa offered a lot of practical and applicable advice to everyday practice. I would like to see additional ethics related presentations from this speaker.

Very interesting and helpful for day-to-day practice.

Useful, informative.

There was some valuable suggestions on initiating and maintaining clients as well as ending the relationship for a particular matter.

Mr. Potempa insight and advice about what new lawyers may see when starting their practice was very helpful.

The "curve of client gratitude" was really insightful.

Always ask another attorney when in doubt. Don't take red-flag clients. Always do the conflict checks necessary.

Good primer on introductory conflicts.


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Course Information Webcast - Archived Video Highlights
  • Dual PowerPoint and video presentation
  • Flexible to your schedule
  • Viewable on desktop, iPad, and mobile
  • Ethics credit
Course Credits Dual Credits: 1.00
General Credits: 0.00
Total Credits: 1

This program will be filed for Tennessee CLE credit. Please email a request to for Georgia and Mississippi CLE credit.