Webinar: Civility in the Practice of Law

Join Procopio Partner and General Counsel Carole Buckner in a webinar July 28 at 12:00 p.m. PDT on civility and the practice of law hosted by the San Diego County Bar Association. Learn more and register here. Below is SDCBA's description of the event: While attorneys may have an obligation to act as zealous advocates …

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Beware: Recent Guidance on Online Lawyer Referral Services

By Procopio Partner and General Counsel Carole J. Buckner A recent appellate court opinion and an opinion from the San Diego County Bar Legal Ethics Committee provide guidance to attorneys regarding online lawyer referral services. In a word, beware. In Jackson v. Legal Match.com, 42 Cal.App.5th 760 (2019), the court found that the LegalMatch lawyer …

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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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