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July 2015 - The Ethical Perils of Representing Corporate Constituents at Depositions

How to prevent the need to withdraw from representing your corporate client when you also represent an employee. Read More..

June 2015 - Ethically Speaking: When Conflicts of Rights Between Patent Clients Preclude Presentation

When two clients are racing to be the first to file with the PTO, are you (is your firm?) precluded from representing both of them?

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May 2015 - Recent Patent Decisions Illustrate Variation in Application of the Common Interest Privilege

Recent  case law further explains the common interest privilege. Read More..

April 2015 - Protecting Judicial Impartiality

You’ll need to know this information for the judges on your gift lists. Read More..

March 2015 - So Long, Farewell ... Not So Fast: Duties Owed to Former Clients

Breaking up may be hard to do. Read More..

February 2015 - Protecting In-House Consultation: Attorney-Client Privilege and Intrafirm Communications

When you need advice about how to handle a client, can you ask members of your own firm and claim the conversations are privileged? Read More..

January 2015 - Ethics Highlights in Review

In case you missed any of these important opinions from 2014. Read More..

December 2014 - I Ain’t Afraid of No Ghost!: A Review of OCBA Formal Opinion 2014-1 on Ghostwriting by Contract Lawyers and Out-of-State Lawyers

The dos and don’ts of ghostwriting ... Read More..

November 2014 - You Can’t Take It With You, or Can You?

The bright line rule that prohibited taking clients with you when you left a firm is fading. Read More..

October 2014 - Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Beware: Structured Settlements Can Sour the Attorney-Client Relationship

The rules of ethics can affect how and when you are paid. Read More..

August 2014 - Lawyers’ Ethics in Informal Investigations

Does zealous representation include misrepresentation? Read More..

July 2014 - Seahaus v. Superior Court: An Uncommon Fact Pattern Highlights Complexities of the Common Interest Privilege in California

A must-read for HOA attorneys. Read More..

June 2014 - Controversial Currency: Accepting Bitcoin as Payment for Legal Fees

The ethical issues presented by online currency. Read More..

May 2014 - What Is “Good Moral Character”?

A tale of two Californians ... Read More..

April 2014 - Retaining the Client File After the Representation Ends

In case you were wondering how long you have to keep those papers. Read More..

March 2014 - Litigation as a Pressure Tactic: Be Sure of Your Target

Beware of suing one party to get to another. Read More..

February 2014 - Who’s Your Daddy? Analyzing Parent-Sub Conflicts of Interest

Know when a parent can become the ugly-stepsister obstacle to representation. Read More..

January 2014 - 2013 Ethics Year in Review

A year’s worth of ethics cases summarized for your convenience (and compliance!)

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December 2013 - Requirements for Client Retainer Agreements

As you plan next year’s goals, be sure to review your retainer agreements and make any necessary updates.

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November 2013 - Legal Ethics, Social Media, and the Jury

You may be obligated to search online for information about your jury pool.

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