Ethical Issues in Employment Litigation (1.0 Legal Ethics Participatory Credit)

Published by San Diego County Bar Association


Honorable Katherine A. Bacal, Superior Court of California, County of San Diego

Join us for a lively discussion of real-world ethical issues that impact employment lawyers. Using a based-on-fact hypothetical, our experienced panelists will discuss potential ethical traps including conflicts among multiple plaintiffs; representing both the employer and the alleged harasser; and more. Panelists will also discuss proposed changes to the California Rules of Professional Conduct that may impact your practice.

Hon. Katherine A. Bacal
Judge - Superior Court of California
Judge Bacal has an independent calendar civil assignment, hearing cases in the downtown Hall of Justice. She previously presided over departments in the Chula Vista, El Cajon and Downtown courthouses, hearing cases involving family law and criminal...More
Edward J. McIntyre, Esq.
Special Deputy Trial Counsel - State Bar
Ed McIntyre, a trial lawyer for 40 years doing complex business litigation, now focuses his practice on legal ethics, professional responsibility and risk mitigation. He counsels lawyers and their firms and serves as an expert witness. He also serves...More
Marilynn Mika Spencer, Esq.
Partner and Managing Attorney - Spencer Johnson McCammon LLP
Marilynn Mika Spencer is the owner and principal attorney of Spencer Johnson McCammon LLP. She practices exclusively in the fields of labor law, employment law, and employee benefits, including ERISA. Ms. Spencer represents clients in the public and...More
Frank Tobin, Esq.
Office Managing Shareholder - Ogletree Deakins
Mr. Tobin represents management in all types of labor and employment disputes. He has successfully tried discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wrongful discharge, wage and hour and trade secret cases. Mr. Tobin also represents employers in class...More

Originally Published

November 15, 2017

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • Ethical Issues in Employment Litigation - Video
  • Ethical Issues in Employment Litigation - Paper

How To Attend

Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like. Please note: Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser. We recommend using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari for best results.

Technical Requirements

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