Steps for Dealing with Conflicts of Interest
A conflict of interest exists when there is a substantial risk that a paralegal’s loyalty to or representation of a client would be materially and adversely affected by the paralegal’s own interest or the paralegal’s duties to another client, a former client, or a third person. The Law Society’s practice management resource will help you determine if there is a conflict of interest and whether you may act despite the conflict.
- Steps for Dealing with Conflicts of Interest under Rule 3.04 of the new Paralegal Rules of Conduct
- Quick Reference Tool for key amendments to the Paralegal Rules of Conduct
Practice Management Helpline: This strictly confidential telephone service provides paralegals with assistance in interpreting obligations under the Rules of Professional Conduct or the Paralegal Rules of Conduct.