Section Meeting - Ethics

  • 23 Feb 2017
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Advanced Depositions - 17752 Sky Park Circle Suite 100, Irvine, CA, 92614
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Ethics Update – Recent Decisions and Guidance on Billing Legal Fees

SYNOPSIS: Guidance on billing legal fees from the California State Bar’s Committee on Mandatory Fee Arbitration.  Lessons learned on billing from the Taco Bell Wage and Hour litigation.  The California Supreme Court’s recent decision in Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors v. Superior Court on the application of attorney client privilege to invoices for legal fees.

Presented by: Carole J. Buckner, Esq.

Speaker Bio: Carole J. Buckner is the owner of Buckner Law Corp in Newport Beach, and focuses her practice on legal ethics, professional responsibility and the law of lawyering.  She is the Dean of St. Francis School of Law in Newport Beach.  Carole also serves as chair of the Orange County Bar Association’s Professionalism and Ethics Committee and is the contributing editor of the Ethically Speaking column in the OC Lawyer Magazine.

She earned her B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, and her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of Law.


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.

Location: Advanced Depositions - 17752 Sky Park Circle Suite 100, Irvine, CA, 92614

Parking: Free

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*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 Chairs Kathy Miller, ACP at and Maureen Barlow, CP at maureen@dslextreme.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. 

Questions? Please contact Ethics Section Chairs Kathy Miller, ACP at and Maureen Barlow, CP at maureen@dslextreme.comIf you have a topic or speaker you would like to hear at an upcoming section meeting, please let us know.

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