Fee Sharing and Insurance Disclosure

Attorneys who enter into fee-sharing agreements must be sure that their agreements comply with the California Rules of Professional Conduct. A California court recently determined that a fee sharing agreement was invalid because one of the attorneys failed to disclose that he did not have professional liability insurance. Take a look at my article on …

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Court Disqualifies Firm from Representation Adverse to Client’s Affiliate

By Procopio Partner and General Counsel Carole J. Buckner A recent decision, Trimble Inc. v. PerDiemCo LLC, decided on January 28, 2020 by the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, applies California law to grant the request to disqualify the Davidson law firm from representation of Trimble Inc. in an appeal. The …

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Online Lawyer Referrals Services and Litigation Finance: Seminar on Jan. 25, 2020

As part of a four-hour MCLE seminar, Procopio Partner and General Counsel Carole Buckner will be speaking at the L.A. County Bar Association on January 25, 2020, during their 15th annual ethics seminar, "Ethics: All You Need to Know," by the Professional Responsibility and Ethics Committee. The seminar focuses on practical information of use to …

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Webinar on Legal Ethics and Cybersecurity Jan. 10, 2020

Procopio Partner and General Counsel Carole Buckner will be presenting a webinar on January 10, 2020, at noon ET/9 am PT on Legal Ethics and Cyber Security 2020. The ABA recently reported that 26% of law firms reported a security breach.  Lawyers and law firms are at risk of data security breaches and must have …

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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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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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