Appointment to ABA Standing Committee on Professional Regulation

I am very pleased to learn that I have been appointed to the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Professional Regulation. The committee’s work is “developing, promoting, coordinating, and strengthening professional disciplinary and regulatory programs and procedures throughout the nation, including developing and promoting ABA activities relating to professional discipline, model rules for disciplinary enforcement …

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Webinar: Civility in the Practice of Law

Join Procopio Partner and General Counsel Carole Buckner in a webinar July 28 at 12:00 p.m. PDT on civility and the practice of law hosted by the San Diego County Bar Association. Learn more and register here. Below is SDCBA's description of the event: While attorneys may have an obligation to act as zealous advocates …

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Ethical Obligations Regarding Data Security

With the advent of remote work, it is more important than ever that lawyers understand their ethical obligations regarding data security. Now is the time for attorneys to revisit this issue according to Procopio Partner and General Counsel Carole Buckner’s article in the May edition of the Orange County Lawyer’s Ethically Speaking column.

Unauthorized Practice of Law Before the USPTO Results in Suspension

In the recent decision of Matter of Kley Achterhof, an attorney was suspended from practice before the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office in patent, trademark and other non-patent matters for a period of 18 months. The decision addressed the ability of an attorney who did not pass the patent registration exam to engage in …

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