Education

Educational Programs and Conferences

In addition to its core activities, COPRAC sponsors educational programs and conferences offering MCLE credit for attorneys.

Bar Association Educational Outreach Programs

COPRAC conducts one hour MCLE programs for local bar associations (with a focus on less populated areas where live presentations are not customarily available), on various ethics topics relevant to the bar's members. Among other benefits, the programs are intended to facilitate the formation and continued operation of local ethics committees, and to forge further bonds between the State Bar programs and local bars and their members.

The Committee has conducted programs for the bar associations of Contra Costa, Imperial, Kings, Sacramento, Sonoma, Stanislaus, and Tulare counties. For information about ethics program for local bar associations, please call 415-538-2107.

Ethics Symposium

18th Annual Statewide Annual Ethics Symposium

Theme: Ethics 2014: Keeping Pace in a Constantly Changing Legal Environment

Panels topics include: ethical issues arising during trial; complex conflicts of interest; innovative models of providing legal services; and ethical issues when representing bad actors

Date: Saturday, April 12, 2014
Place: Golden Gate University School of Law

Offers up to 6 Hours of MCLE Credit in Legal Ethics!

The Symposium is a forum for California attorneys to participate in an interactive program discussing cutting edge issues confronting the professional responsibility area. MCLE credit is available.

Previous symposiums have brought together members of local bar ethics committees, law professors, State Bar judges, prosecutors and respondents' counsel, law firm ethics counsels, malpractice defense practitioners, members of the judiciary and ADR attorneys and neutrals.

Registration will begin in March 2014.

For more information, visit the Ethics Symposium page or call 415-538-2107.

State Bar Annual Meeting

COPRAC has presented several programs at previous State Bar Annual Meetings. Materials for those programs are posted below.