This course, taught by ethics expert Neil Wertlieb, discusses the comprehensive set of new Rules of Professional Conduct that were approved by the California Supreme Court in 2018. When these sixty-nine new Rules went into effect on November 1, 2018, they replaced the forty-six Rules of Professional Conduct that previously governed the conduct of attorneys in California. This program focuses on the Rules of general application to most attorneys.
Neil J Wertlieb. Experience & qualifications: Expert Witness (attorney ethics and standard of care, as well as corporate transactions, fiduciary duties and corporate governance); Retired Partner @ Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP (30+ years of experience as a transactional attorney); Adjunct Professor @ UCLA Law School (teaching transactional skills); former Chair of the California State Bar’s Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct; current Chair of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Professional Responsibility and Ethics Committee; General Editor of Ballantine & Sterling: California Corporation Laws; Senior Advisor, Milbank@Harvard.