Tuesday, April 14, 2020 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM MDT
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Bo Donegan 
Colorado Defense Lawyers Association 

Understanding the Ethical Conflicts of Interest and the Traps that Arise in Representing Governmental Entities in Civil Rights Cases (ETHICS CREDIT)

Civil Rights CLE - 1 credit approved

Webinar ONLY! 

CDLA Members Only Please

Tuesday, April 14 from 5-6 p.m. 

Presented by:
Tonya Haas Davidson, 
Greenwood Village City Attorney 

J. Andrew Nathan, Senior Partner 
Nathan Dumm & Mayer P.C.

Governmental entities are commonly represented by general counsel, but they also use the services of special defense counsel who are retained or assigned by an insurer to handle civil litigation matters. Although general counsel and special defense counsel generally represent the same interests, due to counsels’ different responsibilities and viewpoints, ethical conflicts, including those discussed in C.R.P.C. 1.4 and 1.7, can arise in the course of defending and resolving claims. This CLE will help you better understand the ethical conflicts that may arise, particularly in the following commonly encountered situations: 

  • Investigations: Internal or Defense Controlled
  • Offers of Judgment
  • Admitting Municipal Liability
  • Representing both the Entity and Individual Defendants
  • Open Government vs. Confidentiality