New Rules of Professional Conduct for Defense Lawyers

California’s new rules of Professional Conduct go into effect next week and all California lawyers must be familiar with the new rules to avoid potential fines or disciplinary action. On Tuesday, October 23rd, as part of a panel titled “The New Rules of Professional Conduct: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You”, I will be …

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California’ New Rules of Professional Conduct are Coming

November 1, 2018, is almost here. That's when California's New Rules of Professional Conduct go into effect. Are you ready for these changes, and how they'll impact your practice? Join me on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, as I and others present on this topic in a seminar conducted by the Orange County Bar Association Education …

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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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Ethical Representation of Marijuana Business?

With adult use of marijuana becoming legal under California law, more lawyers may be thinking of getting involved in representing clients in the marijuana business.  I recently attended an ABA presentation, Up in Smoke?  Jumping on the Marijauna Bandwagon Ethically which was highly informative.  Although this is a big business, there are many reasons for lawyers to exercise …

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