Ethics Implications of State Bar Authorizations for Non-Lawyers

The California State Bar Task Force has proposed amendments to the rules of professional conduct to broaden public access to legal advice. This could be done both by technology-driven delivery systems and through fee-sharing arrangements with non-lawyers. How will this development impact legal practices in 2020? Procopio Partner and General Counsel Carole Buckner will join …

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Legal Ethics and Entertainment Law

Procopio Partner and General Counsel Carole J. Buckner will speak October 26, 2019 on recent developments involving core ethical principles affecting the day-to-day practice of lawyers at the 2019 Institute on Entertainment Law and Business, hosted by the USC Gould School of Law and the Beverly Hills Bar Association at the USC University Park campus …

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Settlement Demands, Extortion, and the Litigation Privilege

Procopio Partner and General Counsel Carole J. Buckner has a new article in the San Diego County Bar Association's Ethics in Brief series. "Settlement Demands, Extortion and the Litigation Privilege" deals with an important new case, People v. Toledano, that addresses an issue of first impression: when is a settlement demand made by an attorney …

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Ethical Obligations in Data Security: Webinar July 30, 2019

UPDATE: A recording of this webinar is now available here. Join Procopio Partner and General Counsel Carole J. Buckner for a one-hour webinar July 30, 2019 on an issue critical to lawyers in our digital age. "Ethical Obligations in Data Security: Significant Compliance Practices" is a live webinar from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET …

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Planning an Effective Response to a Cyber Incident

Procopio Partner Carole J. Buckner recently completed a webinar on Planning an Effective Response to a Cyber Incident with Todd Doss, Managing Director of Ankura. The presentation covered staffing the incident response team, planning for communications, and insurance notification. Mr. Doss discussed the role of a forensic consultant in a data breach investigation, including preservation …

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Protecting Privilege in a Cyber Breach, and Handling Ethics in Partnerships

Protecting attorney client privilege in the event of a cyber-breach is critical given the likelihood of later class action litigation. Learn the latest from my article in San Diego Lawyer Magazine on Protecting Privilege in a Cyber Breach Incident Response. Representing a 50/50 partnership can put an attorney in perilous ethical waters. Read my latest …

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Do You Have a Cyber Attack Incident Response Plan?

Every attorney’s ethical duty of competence requires a lawyer to provide competent representation to a client, applying the legal knowledge, skill, thoroughness and preparation reasonably necessary for the representation. This in turn requires that a lawyer keep abreast of technology, including associated risks and benefits, including continuing study and education. As a matter of best …

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