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Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 12 noon1 hour participatory MCLE credit in Legal Ethics
Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 12 noon1 hour participatory MCLE credit in Legal Ethics
Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 12 noon1 hour participatory MCLE credit in Legal Ethics
The last comprehensive revisions of the California Rules of Professional Conduct were effective in 1992, nearly 30 years ago. On May 10, 2018, the California Supreme Court adopted substantial changes to the rules. The new rules go into effect on November 1, 2018.
The Rules Revision Commission, a group of 19 lawyers and judges and five non-voting advisors, was chaired by Justice Lee Smalley Edmon, Presiding Justice of Division Three of the Second District Court of Appeal in Los Angeles.
They were tasked to study existing rules and recommend their changes, specifically focusing on “revisions that (a) are necessary to address changes in law and (b) eliminate, when and if appropriate, unnecessary differences between California’s rules and the rules used by a preponderance of the states (in some cases in reliance on the American Bar Association’s Model Rules) in order to help promote a national standard with respect to professional responsibility issues whenever possible.”
In this three-part webinar, you will hear about selected revised rules from three members of the Commission -- highly qualified and respected members of the legal community. The rules on which the panel will focus have been chosen because of their broad application and interest to practitioners as well as the significance of changes from the existing rules.