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HOW TO IDENTIFY A POSSIBLE CONFLICT OF INTEREST ** On your first day of employment (if it has not been done during the interview process), ask the supervising attorney or other appropriate person for a list of legal cases or matters that the firm or employer is handling.Review that list to identify the names of clients, parties in litigation, acquaintances, friends, or family members that you recognize.
For paralegals who are supervised by or accountable to an attorney, the attorney is obligated to determine whether there is conflict of interest between the paralegal and the client or legal matter.The memo should advise employees that they are not permitted to communicate any information about the file with, or in front of, the person with whom the conflict of interest exists.** Maintain in the file a hard copy of that memorandum establishing the ethical wall (a) to remind people about the wall and (b) in case a challenge to the wall is made by an adversary or other individual. A conflict of interest, in the legal sense, involves information about a client held by a member of the legal team..attorney, paralegal or legal secretary.That information does not have to be attorney/client privileged information, nor does it have to include actual documented facts about a client's legal matter.