Attorney Client Privilege Online Briefing for In-House Counsel

On February 12, 2019, I will lead a one hour online ethics presentation on Attorney Client Privilege for In-House Counsel for CELESQ, AttorneysEd Center. The program will cover important considerations regarding the duty of confidentiality, the attorney client privilege and the work product doctrine, from the perspective of the in-house lawyer, including operating in dual …

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Ethics Update 2017

I will be speaking to the Orange County Bar Association presenting the latest Ethics Update 2017 on September 28, with my co-panelists Rob Sall, Kevin Mohr, and Bob Kehr.  The program will cover the latest cases and ethics opinion summaries on legal fees, billing, attorney client privilege, conflicts of interest and the duty of confidentiality, …

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The Disappearing Attorney-Client Privilege

This story first appeared in the OC Lawyer magazine and the Orange County Bar Association website – April 2017 by Carole J. Buckner The Disappearing Attorney-Client Privilege As you record your billing entries to send to clients, you probably expect that your descriptions will be covered by the attorney-client privilege. You may not be thinking …

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Intra-Firm Attorney Client Privilege

Are communications between general counsel or claims counsel for a law firm and the lawyers in the firm protected by the attorney client privilege where a former client seeks them in discovery in a malpractice action? The answer, according to a recent California case, depends on several factors including the roles of the attorneys as …

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