The Latest on the New Rules of Professional Conduct

It's 2019, and attorneys need to be up to speed on the new Rules of Professional Conduct, in particular those addressing the obligations of law firm managers and supervisors. I will be addressing that subject, along with the new California Rule covering the unauthorized practice of law in California, on January 28th at the Federal …

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Ethics Regulations at San Diego Paralegal Association Conference

Procopio law firm Partner and General Counsel Carole Buckner (2nd from left, w/ Procopio employees Joe Maniwan, Sheila Grela and Monica Manriquez), spoke on legal ethics recently at a San Diego Paralegal Association conference.  Carole discussed ethics regulation governing billing of attorneys’ fees,v including an Arbitration Advisory by the California State Bar’s Committee on Mandatory …

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Cal Bar’s Annual Discipline Report

The most recent Annual Discipline Report from the California State Bar reflects a significant focus on the unauthorized practice of law, including the State Bar’s establishment of a new UPL team to conduct in depth investigations, including internet searches.  The unauthorized practice of law can arise with attorneys admitted in jurisdictions outside of California who …

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