MCLE: Cram Day at LA Law Library
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MCLE: Cram Day at LA Law Library

MCLE: Cram Day at LA Law Library

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Elimination of Bias * Legal Ethics * Competence Issues

Do you need last minute participatory MCLE credits? California attorneys whose last names begin with the letters N-Z are required to report their MCLE credits to the State Bar by February 1, 2017. If you need participatory MCLE credits before the deadline, join us for current video presentations covering all three required subject areas: elimination of bias, legal ethics and competence issues (formerly “substance abuse”).

Earn 4.0 hours Legal Ethics, 1.0 hour Elimination of Bias, and 1.0 hour Competence Issues participatory MCLE credit.

Registration fees: All for only $95 and includes: morning coffee, light snack and lunch


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MCLE Video: Hot Topics in Legal Ethics

What’s new in conflicts of interest and disqualification, and what are the latest trends in legal malpractice and third party liability cases? For instance, may a lawyer avoid disqualification in representing multiple clients with differing interests without having a conflict waiver? Are there new limitations on accepting advance fees? When can a demand letter result in discipline? When can defending an employee of a corporate client at the employee’s deposition result in civil liability? When may courts edit the content of lawyer web sites? What are the consequences of a lawyer appointed as a guardian ad litem? What duties do partners and associates have upon dissolution of the law firm? Is a lawyer entitled to prevailing party fees for compelling arbitration or being represented by an employee or associate of the firm? Can a lawyer compel arbitration if the former client can’t afford it? What is the limitations period for malicious prosecution actions and claims based on fraudulent concealment? When does a civil litigant have the right to effective assistance of counsel?

Answering these questions and much more, this three-hour program surveys the most recent developments for lawyers practicing law in California and provides practical risk management tips and predictions of legal ethics trends for 2015.

Earn 3.0 hours Legal Ethics MCLE credit.

Presented by:
MARK L. TUFT Cooper, White & Cooper LLP
ELLEN R. PECK Former Judge, State Bar Court


MCLE Video: The Ethics of Multi-Client Representation

This one-hour program discusses representation of multiple clients in a single matter and in related matters involving transactions, as well as litigation in which class certification is denied or improbable. Topics focus on practical solutions and include: joint vs. individual multiple clients; conflicts of interest, disclosure and consent; preserving client confidentiality and privilege; fee-splitting among multiple lawyers representing multiple clients; handling aggregate settlements; and CRPC 1-500 issues (restrictions on right to practice).

Earn 1.0 hour Legal Ethics MCLE credit.

Presented by:
MARK L. TUFT Cooper, White & Cooper LLP
ELLEN R. PECK Former Judge, State Bar Court


MCLE Video: Elimination of Bias

Implicit and explicit bias can adversely affect every decisionmaking process in the justice system. Identifying the forms of inappropriate bias that may arise in various circumstances, and exploring ways to eliminate their potentially negative influence, is the subject of discussion by our experienced panel of judges - with the goal of heightening our individual understanding of the issues involved and our effectiveness in coping with bias where it occurs.

Earn 1.0 hour Elimination of Bias MCLE credit.

Presented by:
JUDGE CHARLES W. “TIM” McCOY (Ret.) Los Angeles Superior Court/JAMS Mediator and Arbitrator
JUDGE ERICA R. YEW Santa Clara Superior Court


MCLE Video: Competence Issues (formerly “Substance Abuse”)

The practice of law has always been a rewarding but often extremely challenging profession. Win or lose, the legal field inevitably involves significant stress as lawyers battle over high stakes for their clients and important issues. This stress can become unmanageable. Rather than seeking professional help, overtaxed attorneys sometimes turn to substance abuse. Self-medication often becomes an important part of a campaign of denial and avoidance of growing mental disorders, including major depression, anxiety and related conditions. Hear how one lawyer suffered from severe depression and crippling anxiety, and struggled with alcoholism, but eventually attained sobriety and launched a recovery toward mental health. Suggestions will be given for techniques, therapies and organizations that offer significant resources to attorneys who are threatened by similar conditions and the potential consequences to career, family and sometimes life itself.

Earn 1.0 hour Competence Issues MCLE credit.

Presented by:
BRUCE S. ROSS Private Practice Moderator CAMERON G. STOUT Private Practice


To register please visit www.lalawlibrary.org/CLASSES or call 213.785.2516.

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