conflict of interest legal definition
- The real or apparent conflict
between oneÂ’s personal interest in a matter and oneÂ’s duty to another or to the
public in general regarding the same matter.
- The real, apparent, or potential conflict between the
duty owed to one in a matter and the duty owed to another regarding the same
matter, especially if the person who owes the duty is a lawyer (such as one who
represents two defendants in the same case).
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