Ethics symposium scheduled April 12
From defending a client accused of fraud like Bernie Madoff
to navigating moral dilemmas that come up at trial, cutting-edge legal issues
are at the forefront of this year’s State Bar Ethics Symposium.
Slated for April 12 in San Francisco, the theme for the 18th
Annual Statewide Ethics Symposium is “Ethics 2014: Keeping Pace in a Constantly
Changing Legal Environment.” The keynote speaker will be James J. Brosnahan,
senior trial counsel with Morrison & Foerster LLP. Considered among the top
trial lawyers in the country, Brosnahan is the 2007 recipient of the American
Inns of Court Lewis F. Powell Jr. Award for Professionalism and Ethics, given
to those who have demonstrated legal excellence,
professionalism and ethics. His keynote address is entitled “Utopian Legal
Ethics in 2020.”
The symposium, which will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 5:15
p.m. at Golden Gate University School of Law, is presented by the State Bar
Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility (COPRAC) and offers up to six hours of Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) credit in
legal ethics. Along with sessions on ethical issues involving the
representation of bad actors and ethical issues that arise at trial, there will
be panel discussions on complex conflicts of interest and innovative models of
providing legal services.
To register online, visit the symposium’s website. To
pre-register, payment and registration forms must be received by April 4.
Registration fees for the symposium are:
- $155 for the program package, which includes six hours of MCLE
credit, resources materials and lunch
- $125 for Golden Gate University School of Law alumni
- $60 for students
Those wishing to attend programs, but receive no MCLE
credit, lunch or resource materials, may do so for free although space is
For registration questions, call 415-538-2508. For questions
about the content of the program, call 415-538-2167.