Webinar: Civility in the Practice of Law

woman in zoom meetingJoin 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 for their clients, the need to act with integrity and basic decency has never been more important. Despite the current environment of stay-at-home orders, a global shutdown, and civil unrest, attorneys are best served by keeping their focus on civility.

Join our panel speakers for insights and key take-aways:

  • What it means to be professional in matters with opposing counsel, including exercising professional judgment and extending courtesies to avoid unnecessarily exacerbating this already difficult situation;
  • Tools to help attorneys identify and set boundaries of acceptable behavior;
  • Tips to effectively communicate with uncooperative and unruly opposing counsel, and maintain professionalism independent of opposing counsel’s behavior;
  • Perspective of the Bench regarding best practices, including when it is reasonable in the eyes of the Court for counsel to address the incivility of opposing counsel before the Bench
Speakers:
Judge Katherine Bacal
San Diego Superior Court
Judge Joel Wohlfeil
San Diego Superior Court
Carole Buckner, Esq.
Partner and General Counsel, Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
Ed McIntyre
Professional Responsibility Lawyer
David Majchrzak​
Klinedinst PC

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