Ethics & Professional Responsibility

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