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Goodmans Presents: Conflicts of Self-Interest




12:00 - 12:30 pm - Lunch/Networking
12:30 - 2:00 pm - Program

We are thrilled to welcome back Professor Randal Graham for an interactive discussion on conflicts. While we often focus on conflicts of interest arising from the lawyer’s duties to another client, former client or third person, this session will feature conflicts related to the lawyer’s own personal interests.

Professor Graham will highlight the difference between “conduct unbecoming” and “professional misconduct” and analyze applicable rules of professional conduct (including those governing conflicts, civility, and the lawyer’s relationship to the administration of justice). He will also delve into:

  • Personality conflicts between lawyers;
  • Financial relationships between lawyers and clients;
  • Personal involvement with clients; and
  • The impact of outside interests on a lawyer’s professional activities.

Guest Speaker

Professor Randal Graham, University of Western Ontario professor and Goodmans LLP Fellow of Legal Ethics, is a leading expert and author in the field of legal ethics. 
He also has a novel being released in September of next year. Full biography.

Registration Closed

Members of the Ontario Bar:
This session has been accredited for 1HH 30MM professionalism toward your annual CPD requirement.