Conflicts of Interest Arising During Representation

My latest article for the California Lawyers Association helps lawyers navigate conflicts of interest that arise during an ongoing engagement. Such conflicts can arise in a variety of ways. It is important that lawyers handle midstream conflicts in an appropriate manner. In some cases, an additional disclosure and waiver with informed written consent is appropriate. …

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3 Upcoming Speaking Events on Legal Ethics

Procopio Partner and General Counsel Carole Buckner is speaking on timely legal ethics issues in three upcoming online events: On June 15, 2021, Carole will speak at a presentation for the California State Bar Association, on Basic Training for Fee Arbitrators. This training helps lawyers prepare to assist with arbitrating fee disputes, covering the nuts …

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Two New Articles Related to Practicing Law During a Pandemic

Procopio Partner and General Counsel Carole J. Buckner has authored two new articles addressing key legal, ethical and cybersecurity issues during the COVID-19 pandemic: A recent federal court decision provides important lessons for anyone dealing with a cyber incident. Carole addresses the application of the attorney client privilege and work product doctrine in the context …

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Remote Work and Attorney Ethics

With the ongoing pandemic, more lawyers than ever before are working remotely. Can a lawyer admitted to practice law in California relocate and practice California law while located in another state? Can a lawyer who is not admitted to practice law in California practice the law of another state while physically located in California? I …

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A New Leadership Role, Ongoing Speaking Engagements, and a New Article

I’m pleased to assume the chair of the Legal Ethics Committee of the San Diego County Bar Association for 2021, having been appointed by its Board of Directors. The Committee provides legal ethics education to San Diego lawyers through articles and presentations, and operates an ethics hotline for SDCBA members. The Committee also publishes ethics …

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