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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Time for Another Legal Ethics Update

Join Procopio Partner and General Counsel Carole Buckner December 10th for her annual presentation to the Orange County Bar Association membership covering the past year in legal ethics.  She and others will be covering new developments during 2020, including new cases, ethics opinions, and discipline decisions.  Learn more and register here.

The Ethical Implications of Moonlighting

I recently published “the Ethical Implications of Moonlighting” in the For the Record column with the San Diego Bar Association. The article addresses ethical and risk management concerns arising when a lawyer fully employed by one firm takes an after-hours position with another law firm. These important considerations include the risk of discipline. Read the …

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