Ethics & Professional Responsibility

It used to be that in a world full of malware and spy technology designed to harvest our personal data, one of the few places that federal law made the public feel protected was the doctor’s office. But imagine that, after disclosing sensitive information about your medical conditions in an online portal for a prominent health care facility, you started

January ended recently, and many attorneys just submitted their MCLE compliance reports. Before 2022 steamrolls into summer, here are some risk management and ethical concerns for attorneys to consider or to attend to. Taking the time to review your law firm’s internal practices, technology, business goals, or conflicts considerations doesn’t need to take place at the beginning of the year;

Until the California Supreme Court adopted the new California Rules of Professional Conduct (CRPC) in 2018, California did not have formalized conflict of interest rules (Rules 1.7, 1.9, 1.10, 1.11, and 1.18) advising a California attorney or law firm on how to navigate a particular conflict of interest issue. Prior to 2018, California attorneys had to traverse those issues by