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September 2021 Ethically Speaking - Navigating the Ethics of Evidence Gathering

Important ethical rules relevant to every litigator.

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August 2021 Ethically Speaking - Vetting Vendors: A Lawyer’s Ethical Duty

There is an ethical duty of technological competence, and it includes vetting vendors.

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July 2021 Ethically Speaking - Be Careful Whom You Choose as an Nontestifying Expert

A recent case sheds light on when an expert’s identity can be compelled.

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June 2021 Ethically Speaking - Remote Work and the Unauthorized Practice of Law in California

Rules to practice by.

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May 2021 Ethically Speaking - Navigating Fees and Retainers: A Sea of Change

Learn about your options when negotiating fee agreements and retainers.

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April 2021 Ethically Speaking - Ethical Ways of Responding to Online Postings

Rules of ethics may prevent an attorney from defending her honor online.

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March 2021 Ethically Speaking - The Buck Stops Here: Oversight Obligations as to Subordinate Attorneys and Non-Attorney Employees

What the rules say about supervisory attorneys’ obligations, including associates.

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February 2021 Ethically Speaking - Ethical Issues Arising From Interviews With Prospective Clients

You can avoid creating more conflicts than necessary when interviewing a prospective client.

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January 2021 Ethically Speaking - 2020 in Review

The OCBA Professionalism & Ethics committee review key ethics cases from 2020.

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December 2020 Ethically Speaking - Terminating the Attorney-Client Relationship: Mum’s the Word

Before filing a motion to be relieved, consider the procedures and pitfalls.

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November 2020 Ethically Speaking - Complying With Your Ethical Duties During COVID-19

Be mindful of ethical rules while working remotely.

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October 2020 Ethically Speaking - Mind Your Ds & Qs: A Summary Guide to Complying With the State Fund Rule

A recent case clarifies state law.

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September 2020 Ethically Speaking - Documenting the Engagement: Where Minimal Compliance Is Not Enough

As many attorneys continue to work from home, it is important to adhere to ethical rules.

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August 2020 Ethically Speaking - Ethical Issues in Working Remotely

As many attorneys continue to work from home, it is important to adhere to ethical rules.

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July 2020 Ethically Speaking - Counseling Civil Disobedience in the Age of COVID-19

What to know before counseling clients about participating in protests of government orders.

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June 2020 Ethically Speaking - The Potential Ethical Pitfalls of Social Media

Just because social media is easy to use does not mean its use is always permissible.

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May 2020 Ethically Speaking - Ethical Obligations Regarding Data Security

From managing vendors to working in remote locations, know what the rules say about keeping client information confidential.

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April 2020 Ethically Speaking - Jackson v. LegalMatch.com: An Examination of Online Lead Generation Services for Attorneys

The ethical issues concerning LegalMatch and other referral services.
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March 2020 Ethically Speaking - A Closer Look at the State Bar’s Proposed Ethics Opinion on Alternative Litigation Funding

Complex issues that can arise with litigation funding agreements.

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February 2020 Ethically Speaking - Ethical Concerns Arising From Litigation Funding Agreements

Things to consider when a third party pays your bill.

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