What does conflict of interest mean in law?

What does conflict of interest mean in law?

"'Conflict of interest' means an individual has multiple interests and uses his or her official position to exploit, in some way, his or her position for his or her own direct, unique, pecuniary, and personal benefit." Ga. Code Ann. § 45-10-90.

What is professional conflict of interest?

The Board defines conflict of interest as an opposition between the private interests and the official or professional responsibilities of a person in a position of trust, power, and/or authority. ... It is sufficient for the situation to appear to provide the potential for professional judgment to be compromised.