Ethics, Young Lawyers Division

Ethics 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.

SAVE MONEY: Use the prepaid CLE credits that come with your TBA Complete Membership and take this course for free. Not a TBA member? Join now to start saving.

This course was very helpful!

Practical tips and emphasis on knowing when attorney-client relationship begins, ends and scope of representation are always key. I felt the presenter would be approachable if I had further questions and appreciated he repeatedly said to reach out to him or another experienced attorney with questions.

Take credit cards Client communication and or lack of largest complaint with BPR Know exactly when client relationship starts and stops Don't ignore a client Withdraw gracefully when you have to Put yourself in client shoes Charge fees that are in line with the amount of work involved Don't take every case that comes in the Door and practice Door law Know your limits when deciding whether or not to take a case.

Good CLE. It was both informative and practical. Well worth watching.

Extremely helpful insights into how to manage client expectations and decide whether a case makes sense to take, as well as appropriate fees to charge prospective clients.

He did a good job. I think all young attorneys would benefit from this presentation.

More about the exact beginning and ending of the client relationship; communication during the relationship.

I enjoyed this presentation. As a new attorney it was a great practical way to learn about conflict and confidentiality.


Course Pricing
  • Member: 45.00
  • Non-Member: 75.00
TBA members who are judges, lawmakers and law students can take TBA CLE onsite courses at no charge for the programming. There may be a separate charge if meals, special materials or other premium features are involved.
Course InformationHighlights
  • Dual PowerPoint and video presentation
  • Flexible to your schedule
  • Viewable on desktop, iPad, and mobile (Online Interactive DO NOT have Mobile)
  • Ethics credits
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.