“Off the Clock: Professional Ethics on Personal Time”

When: September 3rd, 2021, from 12:00 P.M. – 1:15 P.M.

Where: Via Zoom

MCLE: 1 Hour Ethics (pending)

Speaker(s): Wendy L. Patrick is a past Chair and advisor to the California State Bar’s Ethics Committee. She is a Deputy District Attorney with over 165 trials, ranging from first-degree murder to domestic violence to stalking. She has been selected as one of the Top Ten criminal attorneys in San Diego and named the Ronald M. George Public Lawyer of the year. Wendy is an author and media personality who has appeared multiple times on CNN, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, and a variety of other national news programs.

About the Event: Most legal ethics programs focus on how applicable rules, laws, and related opinions govern a lawyer´s behavior when he or she is practicing law. But what rules apply to a lawyer´s behavior off the clock?

The answer is: ethically, a lawyer is never off the clock. This program will focus on the rules, statutes, case law, principles, and guidelines that govern a lawyer’s actions, conduct, and speech, during personal time. It will break down and analyze Professional Rule of Conduct 8.4, Misconduct, breaking down each subsection into informative, practical examples, and present practical illustrations and informative case examples from around the country of how off-the-clock behavior can have on the job consequences.

This engaging program will address, among other things:

  • Dishonesty
  • Drugs and alcohol, including legal marijuana
  • Violence
  • Freedom of speech
  • Social media use and abuse
  • Non-moral turpitude crime
  • Rule/policy violations
  • General “conduct unbecoming”

Price: Members $10/Non-Members $15

Please mail checks by Friday August 27th, 2021, payable to Santa Barbara Bar Association, 15 W. Carrillo Street Suite 106, Santa Barbara, CA 93101.

You may also click the link here to pay via Venmo.

Contact Information/RSVP: Please RSVP by Friday August 27th, 2021, to: Mark Coffin, Esq. mtc@markcoffinlaw.com and Lida Sideris sblawdirector@gmail.com

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