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Webinar Replay: Legal Ethics in a Remote World
August 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:04 pm
1 Legal Ethics; 1 Participatory MCLE Credits
All members of the California State Bar must heed the Rules of Professional Conduct as they represent clients through video conferences, Zoom depositions, online court hearings, and other remote means. Even as courts reopen and attorneys return to the office, remote representation and advocacy will continue to some degree due to their practicalities and efficiencies. This program addresses legal ethics as applied to remote representation, including duties of diligence and competence, matters to consider when advising clients and protecting their interests, ways to keep clients adequately informed and their confidences secure, and the impact of obligations to the court, opposing counsel, and unrepresented parties. Presentation will include issues related to litigation and transactional matters.
Speaker: Joanna Storey and Carl Chamberlin
Moderater: Dianne Jackson McLean
Joanna Storey focuses her practice on defending professionals, providing risk management advice and responding to time sensitive attorney hotline calls. She works with attorneys, health care providers, and other professionals to identify and resolve their conflicts efficiently.
A Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US), Joanna advises businesses on compliance with privacy-related laws, rules, and regulations and data breach response. She drafts and revises privacy policies and counsels clients on best practices for implementing privacy programs, focusing on the requirements of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).
Joanna is a regular speaker and contributor to various publications on risk management, ethics and cyber security. She offers practical tips to help attorneys navigate the intersection of ethics, risk management and privacy considerations, with an eye on technology competence. Joanna is involved in a number of professional organizations—including the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Legal Ethics Committee, where she serves as Secretary.
Prior to joining Hinshaw, Joanna was Senior Counsel at a firm in San Francisco. During her tenure, she served as Chair for the firm’s Professional Development Meetings. Joanna also practiced at a firm in San Jose, California, where she assisted the appellate practice in research and briefing to the California Supreme Court.
During law school, Joanna was the Articles Editor for the Computer and High Tech Law Journal. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, Joanna completed the Journalism Unit of the Washington Semester Program at American University in Washington, D.C. and interned in the “edutainment” division of Discovery Communications.
Carl W. Chamberlin is an attorney, Vice-Chair of the Legal Ethics Committee of the Bar Association of San Francisco, and an adjunct professor at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he has taught Trial Advocacy and other courses since 1999.
From 1985 to 1999, Mr. Chamberlin practiced law at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, focusing on intellectual property and complex civil litigation in federal and state courts. While there, he was named Chair of the Internet and Computer Litigation Group and received community awards for his pro bono activities. He also prosecuted cases as an Acting Assistant District Attorney for the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office and served local courts as an arbitrator and judge pro tem. Since 1999, he has worked for the California Court of Appeal as a Lead Appellate Court Attorney.
Mr. Chamberlin has taught trial skills, deposition skills, motions practice, mediation, negotiations, legal strategy, and appellate advocacy through the National Institute for Trial Advocacy since 1992, most recently creating programs on remote depositions. He has also
taught courses for the California Center for Judicial Education and Research and the Continuing Education of the Bar. His publications include the textbook, “Trial Advocacy: Strategy, Evidence, Skills and Ethics,” as well as numerous articles on civil litigation, legal ethics, and Internet law.
Dianne Jackson McLean has over 30 years of community economic development, real estate, tax-exempt financing, relocation, land use, and housing experience. Her practice includes the representation of former redevelopment agencies, public housing authorities, and other public agencies in major economic development projects and housing developments, including but not limited to shopping centers, hotels, public-private public housing developments under various financing programs provided by local, state or federal government agencies. She serves as general counsel and special counsel to public housing authorities and local city and county agencies in on-going agency administration, open meetings and public records requirements, relocation issues and related matters. She has substantial experience in all aspects of complex real estate closings, including the drafting of and/or reviewing and negotiating purchase and sale agreements, land disposition and development agreements, lenders loan documents, tax-exempt bond documents; resolving title issues, environmental issues, including issues related to hazardous materials and related matters. She prepares public agencies’ loan documents for rental housing and ownership housing developments, including secondary resale documents.
Ms. Jackson McLean also represents nonprofit housing developers in the development and construction of low and moderate-income rental and ownership housing, including mobile home parks. She provides all necessary legal services to develop various projects, including negotiating contracts to acquire land, review and negotiate lender documents from both the private and public sectors, review and negotiate partnership documents in transactions involving low-income housing tax credits.
In addition, Ms. Jackson McLean is a frequent lecturer and/or panel speaker at various conferences related to affordable housing, economic development, and ethics.