2020 Paralegal Conference: Ethics & Wellness



Date Saturday, August 15, 2020
Program 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
MCLE 5 Hours of which 4 Hours is in Legal Ethics

2020 Annual Paralegal Conference on Ethics and Wellness Article by Kate Morin

Throughout the conference, we will be featuring videos prepared by Joshua Hathaway, M.A., specifically for this event that will guide you through some simple practices you can adopt to increase ease in the body and promote more mindful communication when dealing with stressful situations throughout the day.

Joshua Hathaway, M.A. 



Schedule

8:30 - 9:00 a.m. -
Registration

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. - California Rules of Professional Conduct and Ethical Implications During the Pandemic

MCLE: 
1 Hour in Legal Ethics

This is a one of a kind opportunity to understand the ethical implications as well the ethical considerations resulting from the pandemic, and how it can impact you and your legal practice.

Speaker:

Carol M. Langford, Esq. 


10:15 - 11:15 a.m. - Mind Your Ethics and Make Your Best Record

MCLE1 Hour in Legal Ethics

Learn how utilizing digital recordings in lieu of certified court reporters, receiving gifts, and third party contracts may compromise the integrity of your case.

Topics
• The role of an impartial certified shorthand reporter
• Ethics rules and statutes governing court reporting firms and certified court reporters
• How third-party contracts and gifting influence impartiality and ethics
• How digital recordings may compromise the integrity of your case

Speakers: 

   
Administrative Law Judge
Dorothy Proudfoot
Kelly Bryce Shainline,
CSR, RPR
Lori Cummings Judd,
CCR, RMR, FAPR
Liz Harvey,
CCR, RPE

 Moderator:

       
 Ana Fatima Costa      



11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Ethics in Everyday Practice

MCLE: 
1 Hour in Legal Ethics

Topics
• Rule of Precipice
• Paralegal Profession & Unauthorized Practice of Law
• Ethics Resources Available
• Communicating with Represented Person
• Ethical Billing Practices
• Document Production
• Pointers on Interviewing Witnesses

Speaker:

Paul P. DeAngelis, Esq.


12:30 - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch Break

1:10 - 2:10 p.m. - The Ethical Retrieval of Records

MCLE:
1 Hour in Legal Ethics

Topics
• Privilege, HIPAA and Privacy
• The Role of the Deposition Officer
• Obtaining Government Records (from the Federal Government, Medicare/Medi-Cal, Military and Veteran’s Administration Records, Social Security Records, Local Government Emergency Service Records)
• Sister-State Subpoena Power (Uniform Interstate Depositions and Discovery Act)
• Roadblocks and Challenges
• Maintaining the Integrity of the Profession

Speakers: