Celesq® Attorneys Ed Center

Ethics-Attorney Client Privilege for In-House Counsel

Program Number: 2948

Program Date: 02/12/2019


The program will cover important considerations regarding the duty of confidentiality, the attorney client privilege and work product doctrine, from the perspective of the in-house lawyer, including operating in dual roles involving both business and legal advice. We will also touch upon privilege in international communications and differences in privilege and confidentiality between states, and between state and federal jurisdictions. Finally, we will address email practices in light of the above.

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Available in states


Credit Information

50 minute credit hour - 1.0 Ethics CLE Credit, based on a 50-minute credit hour
60 minute credit hour - 1.0 Ethics CLE Credit, based on a 60-minute credit hour

State Program Numbers

Credit Eligible for Experienced Attorneys Only in NY

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Carole Buckner, Esq.

Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

CAROLE J. BUCKNER is a Partner and General Counsel at Procopio. Her practice focuses on legal ethics, professional responsibility and the law of lawyering, including advising lawyers and law firms, and rendering expert opinions. She also serves as an expert consultant on issues involving legal ethics including legal fees, billing, fee arrangements, conflicts of interest, fee sharing, referral fees, unauthorized practice of law, withdrawal from representation, modification of fee arrangements, client trust accounting, and other issues. Prior to joining Procopio, Carole was a sole practitioner in the field of legal ethics, issues involving professional responsibility, and the law of lawyering. Carole also served as dean of St. Francis School of Law. Carole has previously worked in litigation, as in-house counsel, as a federal prosecutor, and she has taught and worked in administration at multiple law schools. Carole was a member of the California State Bar’s Committee on Professionalism and Conduct (COPRAC) starting in 2005. She served as COPRAC chair in 2009-2010, and later as the Special Advisor to the Committee. Carole is a member and former Co-Chair of the Professionalism and Ethics Committee of the Orange County Bar Association. She is a member and former chair of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Committee on Professional Responsibility and Ethics Committee (PREC). Carole is also a member of the San Diego County Bar Association’s Legal Ethics Committee. Carole has also spoken and written extensively on a wide variety of ethics related topics. Through COPRAC, the LACBA, SDCBA, OCBA, PLI, CEB, and other organizations, Carole has spoken at the State Bar’s Annual Ethics Symposiums, State Bar Annual Meetings, bar association MCLE programs, and in other venues on a wide variety of ethics related topics including attorneys’ fees, client trust accounting, conflicts of interest, confidentiality issues, screening, judicial recusal, lawyer advertising, collaborative law, prosecutorial misconduct, ethical issues arising from lawyer impairment, and many others. Carole has also participated as a panelist on the annual update on ethics-related cases. Also on behalf of COPRAC, Carole has closely monitored the work of the Commission on the Revision of the Rules of Professional Conduct, and has written and spoken on the new California Rules of Professional Conduct.