Navigating the Ethical Minefield When Lawyers Become Witnesses, Subjects, or Targets of Investigation
This program will focus on the ethical rules, privilege issues, and potential conflicts that arise when a lawyer becomes a witness, subject, or target of a federal investigation involving the lawyer's client. Panelists will explore a lawyer's obligations for safeguarding client confidences and maintaining the attorney-client privilege when the law firm is the recipient of a subpoena or search warrant, as well as potential conflicts of interest that may develop should the lawyer be charged, desire to cooperate, or wish to reveal client confidences. Finally, the program will cover the rules governing whether the lawyer may continue representing the client with respect to the conduct under investigation or other unrelated matters.
American Bar Association
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