Ethical Limits of Zealous Advocacy, Part I

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  • Event Type: Webinar

Join Us Via Zoom for One Hour of Free MCLE Ethics credit!

Open to all. GBA Membership not required.

This presentation defines and discusses the ethical contours of "zealous advocacy" at all phases of representation, beginning at the time of retainer through pre-filing handling of the matter, and litigation in court (i.e., filing, pretrial, discovery and trial). There will be a discussion of the special duties of criminal prosecutors, criminal defense attorneys and appellate attorneys. The State Bar's Attorney Guidelines of Civility and Professionalism, CA Rules of Court, rule 9.7, as well as local bar association civility guidelines will be discussed and analyzed to answer whether civility guidelines are a limit on zealous advocacy on behalf of clients or rather are a more effective method of advocacy that better balances the attorney's dual role as client advocate and officer of the court.

Presented by Ashod Mooradian

After nearly a decade as a senior prosecutor with the State Bar of Calif., Ashod Mooradian founded a boutique practice exclusively focused on legal ethics, professional responsibility compliance, and State Bar matter representation in disciplinary, regulatory or admission-related cases. Currently Ashod is a member of the standing ethics committees for the Los Angeles County Bar and the California Lawyers Association. He is also an active member of the Association of Disciplinary Defense Counsel, the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers and the American Bar Association's Center for Professional Responsibility. In 2019, Ashod was awarded CPR's Jeanne P. Gray Diversity Scholarship and worked on diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives for the legal profession nationwide. In 2020 he launched www.StateBarHelp.com to provide guidance and resources for California attorneys who have any type of legal ethics or compliance issue pending before the State Bar of California. Ashod's mission is to help attorneys practically and strategically incorporate consideration of ethics and professionalism into their daily practice and not just when a problem or crisis arises.

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