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Program Overview

The California Bar has promulgated a comprehensive revision of its Rules of Professional Conduct – the first of its kind in 29 years. This program will cover the most critical changes and additions to the rules, from conflicts of interest to the duty to supervise and fee issues. The program will also cover how the rules are aligned with and deviate from the ABA Model Rules. Finally the panelists will explain practical aspects of the new rules, and how they may affect the practice of law in California. 


Who Should Attend

  • Lawyers and law students
  • Insurance brokers and agents

What You Will Learn

  • An overview of the new rules of professional conduct
  • The critical changes from the prior rules
  • How the new rules are aligned with and deviate from the ABA Model Rules
  • The practical aspects of the new rules


Cassidy Chivers

Cassidy Chivers is a partner in San Francisco office of Hinshaw & Culbertson. She is member of Hinshaw’s Lawyers for the Profession® Practice Group. She has over 18 year of experience in representing and counseling lawyers and law firms on ethics, risk management and the defense of malpractice claims.

Kevin J. Sullivan

Kevin J. Sullivan ,CPCU, RPLU, is the Program Manager for the Willis LawyerGuard Program, which provides lawyers professional liability insurance to law firms on a nationwide basis. He has over 30 years of professional liability underwriting/management experience, focusing on lawyers professional liability since 1995.

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