Section Meeting - Ethics

  • 16 Aug 2018
  • 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM
  • 2000 Main St., Huntington Beach, CA 92648
  • 37


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The Ethic of Ethics

Presented by: Michael Gates, Esq., Huntington Beach City Attorney

Speaker Bio: Michael was elected as Huntington Beach City Attorney on November 4, 2014. Prior to his election, Michael was a partner at a successful law firm in Orange County, serving as a trial attorney and had defended numerous clients in a wide range of legal areas such as: Federal Civil Rights (Excessive Force), Public Entity Law, Government Tort Liability, General Liability, Truck/Automobile Liability, Premises Liability, Products Liability, Professional Liability, Medical Malpractice, and Employment Law. He has represented clients such as the County of Orange, Orange County Sheriff’s Department, Orange County District Attorney, Catholic schools and parishes, various large-scale trucking companies, and various physicians, surgeons, and other medical professionals and hospitals in the Orange County and Los Angeles areas.

Michael’s legal experience began in 2006 when he had the privilege of working as a clerk for the United States Department of Justice engaged in the prosecuting of fraud cases on behalf of the U.S. Government. He also clerked two terms with the Orange County District Attorney’s Office in both the Felony and Major Frauds units, and worked for a federal bankruptcy judge for the Central District of California. Michael also worked as a Certified Law Clerk representing minors before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, where he undertook significant law and motion to protect the due process rights of unrepresented minors in the immigration court system.


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: City Attorney's Office, City of Huntington Beach

                  2000 Main Street, 4th Floor, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Parking: Free.

Light refreshments will be provided.

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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 Chair Hap Mendez at hapmendez@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.

Questions? Please contact Ethics Section Chair Ethics Section Chair Hap Mendez 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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