Ethics Lessons Learned from Fictional Attorneys

The Legal Ethics Committee presents

What Not to Do - Ethics Lessons Learned from Fictional Attorneys

Date Tuesday, May 11. 2021 
Program 12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
MCLE 1 Hour in Legal Ethics 


Joanna L. Storey
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Secretary of Legal Ethics Committee
Carl W. Chamberlin
UC Hastings College of the Law, Adjunct Professor
Vice-Chair of Legal Ethics Committee

You know that feeling you get when you want to scream at the screen because a television show lawyer mishandled a legal ethics dilemma? In this CLE, we will set the stage with examples of how fictional attorneys handled a thorny issue, and then break down how the attorney got it wrong (or right) by applying the top ten professional conduct duties that we owe to clients. You may find that even Saul Goodman complies with the rules now and then. Attendee active participation is encouraged.


  • The Bedrock of Ethics: Competence, Communication and confidentiality
  • The lesser known Diligence rule
  • Conflicts 101
  • Duties to organizational clients

Section Chair

Dianne Jackson-McLean, Goldfarb & Lipman

Event Code: G211618

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To receive MCLE credit, you must sign in during the designated MCLE registration period. This activity is approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California. BASF is a certified provider: Provider #103


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5/11/2021 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
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