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Publications

How to Recognize When You Have ‘Too Many’ Clients,” California Lawyers Association eNews (January 2020)

Past Webinars and Events
  • “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)
  • “CLA Webinar Legal Ethics in a Remote World” (December 16, 2020)
  • “CLA Webinar: The Ethics of Working with Cannabis Clients – High Times, or Buzz Kill?” (December 7, 2020)
  • “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) 
  • January 24, 2020: One and Done – MCLE Extravaganza Includes the following legal ethics related sessions:
    • On the Cutting Edge—Hot Topics and Recent Developments in Legal Ethics (1.0 Hour Legal Ethics)
    • Ethical Decision Making in Mediation (1.0 Hour Legal Ethics)
    • Ethics Update: What You Need to Know About the New Rules (1.0 Hour of Legal Ethics)

Committee Members

The 202-2021 Ethics Committee is comprised of: 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; and 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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