Los Angeles Partner John W. Amberg co-authored an article for the April issue of Los Angeles Lawyer magazine that reviews significant developments in California legal ethics during the past year. Now in its 18th year, Amberg’s annual ethics roundup addresses such issues as changes to the California Rules of Professional Conduct, conflicts of interest, attorney-client privilege and work product, malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty, fee issues, and attorneys behaving badly, among other issues.
Amberg is a member of the firm’s Commercial Dispute Resolution, Class Action and Product Liability Practices, and is chair of the firmwide Ethics Committee. He has tried and arbitrated cases throughout California and serves as an expert witness on professional liability and legal ethics matters. He is a former chair of the California State Bar’s Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct and a former chair and current member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Professional Responsibility and Ethics Committee.
Reading the article and answering the accompanying test questions earns California lawyers one hour of MCLE legal ethics credit.