Ethics of Water Law for Practitioners

March 8, 2021

Lorman Education Services Live Webinar

Join Downey Brand water law attorneys Meredith Nikkel and Austin Cho for a Lorman Education Service’s live webinar presentation on March 8th, 2021. The presentation, titled Ethics of Water Law for Practitioners, will help attendees understand and avoid some of the unique issues associated with representing multiple clients in the water law field. Further, the presentation will conclude with tips for drafting conflict waivers and other best practices.

Please visit the event page for more information, and to purchase a recording.

Program Agenda


  • Who Is the Client?
  • Considerations for Joint Representation
  • Identifying Conflicts Concerning Water Rights

Source Law

  • Rules of Professional Conduct/Responsibility
  • Attorney-Client Privilege and the Common Interest Doctrine
  • Unique Considerations in Water Law

Case Studies

  • Waiver Process
  • Large Multi-Party Representations
  • Groundwater Basin Adjudications


  • Crafting a Conflict Waiver
  • Best Practices