Steps for Dealing with Conflicts of Interest

Posted: 10/23/2017

Paralegal-Update-Oct-2017-CTAIn the latest issue of Paralegal Update, the Law Society has provided resources to assist paralegals with understanding and complying with the new Paralegal Rules of Conduct .

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.

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Additional Resources

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.