Introduction and Objectives

Conflicts of Interest are a major concern in the practice of law both in terms of frequency of claims and cost to process. Conflict of interest is the third most common ground of complaint reported to the Law Society of Saskatchewan. Understanding how to recognize conflicts of interest, prevent them from occurring, and react when they occur is imperative to the successful practice of law.

 

Objectives

The objectives of the Conflicts module are:

  1. To recognize conflicts of interest and prevent them from occurring; and
  2. To learn the essentials elements in establishing a successful conflicts-checking system.

Although we aim to present a comprehensive Module, this Module is not exhaustive. This Module is not a substitute for exercising professional judgment and does not constitute legal advice.

Time Estimate for this Module (including Quiz): 40 minutes