Settlement Demands, Extortion, and the Litigation Privilege

Procopio Partner and General Counsel Carole J. Buckner has a new article in the San Diego County Bar Association's Ethics in Brief series. "Settlement Demands, Extortion and the Litigation Privilege" deals with an important new case, People v. Toledano, that addresses an issue of first impression: when is a settlement demand made by an attorney …

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Events on new CBA Rules of Professional Conduct and Training for Mandatory Fee Arbitrators

Interested attorneys will have two opportunities on September 13, 2018, to learn the latest in legal ethics, as I will give presentations at two different events: At 1 pm PDT I will speak at the Conference of California Bar Associations in San Diego on the New Rules of Professional Conduct: What You Need to Know. …

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Ethics and Best Practices in Real Estate Transactions and Litigation

Please join me on Friday, September 7th at a legal seminar presented by the Real Property Law Section of the San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA). I will be part of a panel titled "Ethics and Best Practices in Real Estate Transactions and Litigation: Protect Your Bar Card and Your Practice." The full conference runs …

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Ending the Attorney Client Relationship: Duties in Connection with Termination of Representation

When an attorney ends a client relationship, there are important ethical responsibilities he or she must consider, including the duty of responsibility. I'm looking forward to speaking on the topic at a San Diego County Bar Association "Nuts & Bolts Series" presented by the Bar's Legal Ethics Committee on Friday, August 17th at 12:00 pm …

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Terminating Sanctions Granted

My recent article in the Ethics in Brief column for the San Diego County Bar Association discusses a case involving terminating sanctions granted by a court after delays in scheduling discovery. About Carole J. Buckner Carole J. Buckner is a Partner and General Counsel with Procopio in San Diego, California. She is an AV Peer Review Rated …

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