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Section Meeting - Ethics

  • 24 Mar 2016
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • U.S. Legal Support, 575 Anton Boulevard, Suite 400, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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Ethical Issues that Arise in Preservation and Collection

Presented by: Trent Walton, Chief Technology Officer for U.S. Legal Support

Explore the ethical dilemmas constantly facing attorneys when they try to counsel clients on the proper preservation of discoverable evidence. The introduction of electronic data has made it increasingly complex to identify and produce relevant evidence to requesting parties. Learn best practices to deal with this new threat along with proper application using realistic hypotheticals.

Topics that will be covered:

- How to better instruct the client when there is a “duty to preserve.”

- How to ensure that you are disclosing and receiving all reasonably relevant discovery.

- Best practices for clients to be more proactive at the start of a litigation.

- How to manage a client that refuses to follow attorney instructions.

- Techniques to limit costs and liability.


OCPA is a State Bar of California Approved MCLE provider and certifies that this seminar qualifies for MCLE ETHICS CREDIT 1.0.

Event Fee: $10.00 for OCPA members, $20.00 for non-members and $20.00 for all walk-ins who have not pre-registered online (both members and non-members) IF SPACE IS AVAILABLE. Walk-ins are on a first come first serve basis.

PLEASE NOTE: Effective January 1, 2016, OCPA will no longer accept checks as a form of payment for event registration. Please log in to your OCPA account to submit electronic payment via credit card, debit card or PayPal.   

Parking will be validated.

Light snacks will be provided

Thank you to U.S. Legal Support for hosting this meeting and please take a moment to see what services they offer by visiting When you use their services, please be sure to let them know you are an OCPA Member.

*Space is limited for all OCPA events, so please submit your reservation via this website event. Walk-ins are welcome on a first come first serve basis if space is available.

*Cancellation Policy - If you need to cancel your reservation, please e-mail Ethics Section Chair Susan Schwartz at susanslaw@yahoo.comNo refunds will be issued. Credit for a future meeting will be held in your OCPA account which may be applied to future meetings if your cancellation is received no less than 48 hours prior to the event. 

Please note: Credit will not be issued to passport holders. 

Questions? Please contact Ethics Section Chair Susan Schwartz at If you have a topic or speaker you would like to hear at an upcoming section meeting, please let us know.

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