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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New Ethics Rules for Law Firm Managers and Supervisors

Effective November 1, 2018, California's new Rules of Professional Conduct (RPC), will become applicable to all California attorneys. The new RPCs include both significantly modified rules and entirely new rules. One new series of rules applicable in California for the first time includes Rules 5.1, 5.2 and 5.3, governing law firms and associations and addressing …

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Carole Buckner Appointed to the Committee on the Future of Ethics

As a member of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL) I am pleased to announce that I have been appointed to the Committee on the Future of Lawyering.  Part of the mission of APRL is to not only comment upon but to initiate positive changes in the laws and regulations regarding professional responsibility.  APRL …

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Cloud Computing and Legal Ethics

Sarah Jane Hughes has published an important new article on cloud computing and legal ethics, written from the perspective of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct.  Because California’s ethics rules have not yet had the benefit of an update to take changes in technology into consideration, the ABA Model Rules, including comments to those rules …

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