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Upcoming Ethics Related Webinars and Events

Publications
Past Webinars and Events
  • “Breaking Away:  Ethical Concerns when Leaving a Firm to Start Your Own Practice,” Cal. Lawyers Assn. Solo and Small Firm Summit, Virtual (October 7, 2020)
  • “Show Me the Money – Ethical Issues in Charging and Collecting Attorney Fees,” Cal. Lawyers Assn. Annual Meeting, Virtual (September 26, 2020)
  • “Hindsight in 2020: A Legal Ethics Year in Review,” Cal. Lawyers Assn. Annual Meeting, Virtual (September 25, 2020)
  • “Everyone Needs an Expert – Effective and Ethical Use of Expert Witnesses in Litigation,” Cal. Lawyers Assn. Annual Meeting, Virtual (September 24, 2020)
  • “Conflicts of Interest and the New Rules: A Primer,” CLA Webinar (September 9, 2020)
  • “Selling Your Services: How to Attract Clients but Avoid Discipline,” CLA Ethics Committee Webinar (July 31, 2020)
  • “Ethical Pitfalls and Pratfalls For Attorneys When Using Social Media,” CLA Ethics Committee Webinar (July 6, 2020)
  • “10 Ethical Gaffes for New Lawyers,” CLA Ethics Committee Webinar (May 30, 2020)
  • “Ethical Issues in IP Practice,” CLA Ethics Committee Webinar (May 19, 2020)
  • “What You Weren’t Taught in Law School: How to Be Civil and Mind Your Ethical Obligations in What Seems Like an Uncivil World,” CLA Business Law Section and CYLA Webinar (February 26, 2020)
  • “What You Weren’t Taught in Law School: Getting and Retaining Clients: Making it Rain Your Own Way in an Ethical Manner,” CLA Business Law Section and CYLA Webinar (February 12, 2020)
  • “Ethics Update: What You Need to Know About the New Rules,” CLA Litigation Section One and Done – MCLE Extravaganza, San Diego, CA (January 24, 2020)
  • “Ethical Decision Making in Mediation,” CLA Litigation Section One and Done – MCLE Extravaganza, San Diego, CA (January 24, 2020)
  • “Ethical Considerations in Pro Bono Work,” Webinar (December 10, 2019)
  • “E-Ethics: Successfully Navigating Social Media and Technology in Marketing Your Practice and Representing Clients,” Webinar (November 20, 2019)
  • “When Are Conflict Waivers Effective — and When Are They Not!,” California Lawyers Association Annual Meeting, Monterey, CA (October 11, 2019)
  • “The New Rules of Professional Conduct – A Year in Review,” California Lawyers Association Annual Meeting, Monterey, CA (October 11, 2019)
  • “Far From The Shallow: Management Tips for Solos and Small Firms,” California Lawyers Association Annual Meeting, Monterey, CA (October 11, 2019)
  • “Professional Responsibility in California: Past, Present and Future,” California Lawyers Association Annual Meeting (opening session), Monterey, CA (October 10, 2019)
  • “Up, Up & Away – Real Strategies for Growing a Sustainable Law Firm,” Symposium on Solo Success (September 20, 2019)

Committee Members

David M. Majchrzak, Co-chair
Neil J Wertlieb, Co-chair
Merri A. Baldwin
Elizabeth L. Bradley
Alison P. Buchanan
Carole J. Buckner
Rachelle H. Cohen
Scott B. Garner
Karen M. Goodman
Dianne Jackson McLean
Kevin E. Mohr
Ashod Mooradian
Toby J. Rothschild
David D. Samani
Suzanne B. Spencer
Irean Zhang

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For information on applying to join the Ethics Committee next year or to suggest topics to advisory opinions, contact us at ethics@calawyers.org

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