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CA MCLE Ethics Pack 2017 (MP3)

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This multi-course package satisfies your entire California MCLE requirement for 4 ethics hours. The following courses are contained in this set:

(MP3 audio files can be played instantly on a PC or Mac using a browser, downloaded to an MP3 player such as an iPod, or downloaded to the PC or Mac and played on demand using MP3 player software. For information about MP3, visit this link.)

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      • Ethics Challenges in the Virtual Law Firm – Course # ET161001  -1/2 Ethics Hour
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      • Cyber Threats and The Duty of Confidentiality – Course # ET161005 -1/2 Ethics Hour
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      • How to Identify and Handle Conflicts of Interest – Course # ET161101 – 1 Ethics Hour
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      • CA Legal Ethics in the Real Life of a Practicing Attorney – Course # ET161102 – 1 Ethics Hour
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      • Legal Ethics: The Limits of Aggressive Counsel – Course # ET150102 – 1 Ethics Hour
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Product Description

This multi-course package satisfies your entire California MCLE requirement for 4 ethics hours. The following courses are contained in this set:

(MP3 audio files can be played instantly on a PC or Mac using a browser, downloaded to an MP3 player such as an iPod, or downloaded to the PC or Mac and played on demand using MP3 player software. For information about MP3, visit this link.)

      • Ethics Challenges in the Virtual Law Firm – Course # ET161001  -1/2 Ethics Hour
              ET161001 Preview
      • Cyber Threats and The Duty of Confidentiality – Course # ET161005 -1/2 Ethics Hour
              et161005-preview
      • How to Identify and Handle Conflicts of Interest – Course # ET161101 – 1 Ethics Hour
              ET161101 Preview
      • CA Legal Ethics in the Real Life of a Practicing Attorney – Course # ET161102 – 1 Ethics Hour
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      • Legal Ethics: The Limits of Aggressive Counsel – Course # ET150102 – 1 Ethics Hour
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 Call to order: (800) 887-7134

Course #ET150102  –  Legal Ethics: The Limits of Aggressive Counsel

The best lawyers know how to turn “No” into “Yes.”  They can devise novel legal arguments and persuade juries to consider new points of view that win cases for their clients. Yet, at some point is there a limit to novel thinking and aggressive tactics?  This course will explore the potential risks inherent in counseling a client to take an overly aggressive or speculative approach to a case.  Instructors Barry Kaye, Esq., a practicing attorney and Lecturer at Berkeley Law, and Alan Broidy, Esq., a bankruptcy attorney in practice for 36 years, discuss situations where representation can cross the line between aggressive and unethical:

  • Examples of cases where attorneys faced malpractice claims for overly aggressive counsel.
  • Understanding aggressive counsel in the context of CA Code of Professional Conduct Rule 3-200, Prohibited Objectives of Employment.
  • Understanding aggressive counsel in the context of CA Code of Professional Conduct Rule 3-110, Failing to Act Competently.

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Barry Kaye, Esq.

Barry KayeBarry Kaye, Esq. is a member of the faculty at Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) and an innovative and detail-oriented attorney with a reputation for bringing people together and structuring complex transactions. His entrepreneurial character and versatile skill set have allowed Mr. Kaye to move deftly between the law and business and weave a unique, well-diversified practice. Mr. Kaye’s professional history shows experience and expertise in three main areas: intellectual property, real estate and business. After graduating from law school, Mr. Kaye clerked for U.S. District Judge A. Andrew Hauk in Los Angeles.Following his clerkship, Mr. Kaye joined Hennigan, Mercer & Bennett, where he was part of the team that successfully represented Orange County in their bankruptcy and securities litigation. His areas of practice currently include real estate, intellectual property and general business transactions and litigation. He has also developed an expertise in the state and federal “Do Not Call” regulations. In addition to practicing law, Mr. Kaye maintains a profile in the real estate and finance worlds. He earned his JD in 1994 from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and is an active member of the California and New York bars.

Alan F. Broidy

Alan Broidy, Esq.
Alan Broidy, Esq.

Alan F. Broidy, Esq. represents creditors and debtors in all aspects of bankruptcy and bankruptcy litigation, including relief from stay, dischargeability and other issues. After graduating from UCLA in 1976 summa cum laude in political science and Phi Beta Kappa, Broidy earned his law degree from UCLA and was admitted to the Central District of California in 1979.

Mr. Broidy was associated with Poindexter & Doutre through 1985, and with Danning, Gill, Gould, Diamond & Spector through early 1988, when he became a principal of Rosen & Broidy. In August, 1991, Mr. Broidy formed his own firm where he continues to specialize in debtor/creditor rights in state and federal court, including representing receivers, trustees, secured creditors, and debtors in litigation in state court and bankruptcy court.

 

Course #ET161001 – Ethics Challenges in the Virtual Law Firm

1/2 Hour of CA MCLE Legal Ethics Credit.

Virtual Law Firm. Virtual Law Office. Virtual Law Practice. All are practices in which attorneys work remotely using technology, and all are gaining in popularity in California due to their convenience and efficiency. With their virtual nature, however, virtual law firms raise potential ethical issues as the California Rules of Professional Conduct were designed with brick-and-mortar law firms in mind. It’s essential to understand how virtual practices can run afoul of these rules and act proactively with your firm. For example, are you violating the ethical standard of maintaining a client trust account in California (client’s residence) if you and the client reside in different states and funds are held electronically through online payments? (Rule 4-100: Preserving the Identity of Client Funds and Property of the Client) In this course, Brenda J. Edwards, Esq., a practicing California estate law attorney who has built her own virtual law firm, will share her proven recommendations for building an ethically sound virtual practice. In particular, the Course will address Rule 1-300 in relation to the ethical formation of your business entity (being aware of state entity formation limitations so you are not unwittingly engaged in the unauthorized practice of law), Rule 3-100 (maintaining confidentiality of client information and acting competently when relying on third parties to protect that information), Rule 3-500 (communication with clients while mitigating security risks), Rule 1-400 (advertising and solicitation rules that are easily forgotten, down to the size of the font required for the words “advertising” and the length of time you must maintain copies of mailing circulars), Rule 3-410 (professional liability insurance requirements: When you must have it and when you must disclose you don’t), and Rule 4-100 (preservation of the identify of client funds and property of the client within the virtual realm).

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Brenda Edwards, Esq.

About the Instructor
Brenda J. Edwards, Esq, is Founder and Manager of CA Legal Help You Can Afford with Brenda Edwards, a virtual limited liability company. Edwards is an Avvo contributor with California Probate Code references and author of the Amazon book California Estate Law: Wills and Trusts Made Easy. She received her JD from the Taft Law School in Santa Ana, CA. www.calegalhelpwithbrendaedwards.com

 

 

Course #ET161005
Cyber Threats and The Duty of Confidentiality

1/2 Hour of CA MCLE Legal Ethics Credit.

California attorneys owe their clients a duty of confidentiality under Rule 3-100. A massive change in the scale and scope of cyber threats, however, have added new challenges to complying with this rule. In addition, Section 952 of the California Evidence Code bans disclosures of client information to third parties – something that is literally impossible on the Internet. This course explores ways that attorneys are newly vulnerable to ethics complaints, malpractice complaints and civil litigation in the new era of cyber security. The course also suggests some approaches to risk mitigation that are practical for large and small law firms.

ht_800x1000About the Instructor

Hugh Taylor, who was a lecturer at Berkeley Law from 2009 to 2011, has spent the last 20 years working in the information technology industry. He writes frequently about cyber security and compliance. Certified in Information Security Management, Taylor has done marketing and product management for security startups and global IT companies involved in cyber security.

 

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CA Legal Ethics in the Real Life of a Practicing Attorney

The California Rules of Professional Conduct may seem abstract to attorneys caught up in the day-to-day realities of law practice. However, these rules bear on numerous areas of practice. Quick decisions, with easy-to-overlook implications, can have major consequences. This course reviews a number of common rule violations that can arise in the real life of a practicing attorney. Presented by an experienced contract attorney, this course covers such topics as:

  • Rule 1-300 – Not aiding in the “Unauthorized Practice of Law.”
  • Rule 1-320 – Not making financial arrangements between lawyers and non-lawyers.
  • Rule 1-400 – Staying within what is permitted for lawyer advertising.
  • Rule 2-100  – Not communicating with represented parties.
  • Rule 3-100 – Revealing client communications in order to prevent a crime resulting in death or substantial bodily harm.
  • Rule 3-200 – Not bringing claims not warranted by existing law, unless the lawyer has a good faith argument for extension, modification or reversal of the law.
  • Rule 3-300 – Avoiding interests adverse to a client.
  • Rule 3-500 – Keeping the client informed.
  • Rule 3-700 – Terminating employment when client difficult, or not paying.
  • Not violating Civ. Code 2944.7 and 6106.3 regarding loan modification work.

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pam-andersonAbout the Instructor

Pamela J. Anderson, Esq. has over 15 years of experience as a contract attorney in California. She has practiced business, real estate, probate and trust litigation, having overseen real estate transactions, trust administration and estate planning, and business formation. Her experience includes both federal and state court. Anderson has personally responsible for as many as 26 active matters simultaneously. She received her J.D. from the University of Colorado Law School. She is a member of California Bar. She can be found on LinkedIn.

 

Course #ET161101 How to Identify and Handle Conflicts of Interest

Conflicts of interest can be difficult to identify and understand. Factor in the residual duty to former clients, and one can see how quickly and easily the list of possible conflicts of interest could become overwhelming. Unfortunately, the relevant rule on conflicts of interest, Rule 3-310, is somewhat general. It does not appear to provide much guidance in actually identifying a conflict of interest. This is partly because rule 3-310 is primarily enforced through civil litigation, typically through a motion for disqualification for pending litigation or a malpractice suit. To help practicing attorneys cope with the issue, this course provides a practical approach to dealing with potential conflicts of interest. Topics covered include:

  • Avoiding the representation of adverse interests
  • Issues that arise in representing joint clients
  • Former clients and the duty of loyalty
  • Avoiding conflicts when changing jobs
  • Disqualification

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Ray Chao, Esq.

 

About the Instructor: Ray Chao is an experienced litigator in civil and criminal courts. He previously served as a prosecutor in Chicago, as well as assistant corporation counsel of Manhattan. Ray has also taught a variety of courses in several law schools and universities. He currently resides in California and consults on various cases in civil and criminal law.
This course is also available in audio CD format.

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