Speaking Engagements

Recent Attorney Practice Instruction and Speaking

  • Speaker, Ethics in Real Estate Transactions, PLI, San Francisco, November 7, 2014
  • Ethics in the Digital World, Farella, Braun & Martel LLP, San Francisco, October 28, 2014
  • Protecting Yourself: How to Draft a Better Attorney and Mediator Fee Contracts, 39th Annual Family Law Symposium, Napa, May 2, 2015
  • Ethical Dilemmas in Employment Law, The Bar Association of San Francisco, January 6, 2016
  • Speaker, Substance Abuse and the Mind of the Lawyer, Napa County Women Lawyers, May 7, 2013
  • Panel Leader, Do Lawyers Have an Ethical Duty to Understand Technology?, Section of Labor and Employment Law, April 23, 2013
  • Speaker, Ethical Problems for Lawyers, Donald L. Galine Annual Tahoe Ski Seminar, Lake Tahoe, March 22, 2013
  • Speaker, A Year in Review of the Top Calif. Real Property Cases for 2012 and Ethical Conundrums in Real Estate Transactions, State Bar of California Real Property Law Section, Santa Barbara, February 23, 2013
  • Speaker, Party On! with Carol Langford, Solano County Bar Association, Fairfield, January 18, 2013
  • Speaker, Sex, Drugs and Rock-and-Roll - Substance Abuse and the California Lawyer, Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association, Palo Alto, December 20, 2012
  • Speaker, Ethics for Young Practitioners in the Digital World, The Barristers Club of The Bar Association of San Francisco, San Francisco, October 26, 2012
  • Panelist, Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession as Good Business and a Moral and Ethical Imperative, The State Bar of California 85th Annual Meeting, San Jose, October 14, 2012
  • Panelist, Hot Topics in the World of Legal Ethics, The State Bar of California 85th Annual Meeting, San Jose, October 13, 2012
  • Speaker, Current Developments on Legal Ethics, Napa County Women Lawyers, Napa, August 8, 2012
  • Speaker, State Bar Legal Ethics Rules for Trust and Estate Lawyers, Alameda County Bar Association, Oakland, June 5, 2012
  • Speaker, Prevention, Detection and Treatment of Substance Abuse and Emotional Distress, Eastern Alameda County Bar Association, Pleasanton, May 18, 2012
  • Speaker, #1 Market Issues de Jour: Short Sale Issues: Flipping, Negotiations and Fraud, State Bar of California Real Property Law Section, Lake Tahoe, May 4, 2012
  • Speaker, Ethical Challenges for Business Law Counsel in a Troubled Economy, The Business Law Section of BASF, San Francisco, January 25, 2012
  • Speaker, Substance Abuse: A Lawyer in Trouble, Littler Mendelson, San Francisco, January 23, 2012
  • Speaker, Current Developments in Ethics and How Real Estate Lawyers are Impacted. Alameda County Bar Association, Oakland, January 18, 2012
  • Speaker, The Sobering Truth - Handling Substance Abuse, A Defense Perspective, San Joaquin County Bar Association, January 9, 2012
  • Panelist, Dilemmas of In House Ethics Counsel, NIFTEP Fellowship program, Georgia State University, Minneapolis Minnesota, April 29th, 2011
  • Speaker, How Family Law Attorneys Can Avoid a Bar Compliant, Alameda County Family Law Attorneys, Alameda, January 24, 2011
  • Panelist, Who's the Client? Ethical Questions and Considerations, Association of Corporate Counsel (San Francisco Chapter), Redwood City, January 13, 2011
  • Speaker, Avoiding Legal Malpractice, Littler, Mendehlson law firm, San Francisco, December 7, 2010
  • Speaker, Ethical Issues for Labor and Employment Lawyers, Contra Costa County Bar Association, Walnut Creek, November 19, 2010
  • Panelist, Conflicts of Interest,: What They Are and How to Spot Them, USF Inns of Court, San Francisco, November 10, 2010
  • Speaker, Practicing Law in the Digital Information Age, Idaho State Bar, Sun Valley, Idaho, October 29, 2010
  • Panelist, Marketing and Ethics, Bar Association of San Francisco, San Francisco, October 27, 2010
  • Guest Lecturer, Ethical Issues and Law Students, University of New Mexico School of Law, Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 8, 2010
  • Speaker, Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession: Good Business and a Moral and Ethical Imperative, State Bar Annual Meeting, Monterey, California, September 26, 2010
  • Speaker, Current Developments in Discipline and Substance Abuse, Virtual Law Partners, Nationwide Program, May 19, 2010
  • Panelist, Online Privacy Issues, Santa Clara University Law School, Santa Clara, California, March 31, 2010
  • Speaker, When the State Bar Calls You: I.P. Lawyers and the Disciplinary Process, State Bar, I.P. Section, San Francisco, January 20, 2010
  • Speaker, Ethics and the Discipline System, Second Life Online, Sacramento County Law Library, June 25, 2009
  • Speaker, Public Emergencies and Health Care Law, McGeorge School of Law Symposium, Sacramento, California, May 1, 2009
  • Panelist, Special Section: Ethics, American Immigration Lawyer's Association, San Francisco, California, November 13, 2008
  • Panelist, Ethic Hot Spots in Mediation, Litigation Counsel of America, Yountville, CA October 30, 2008
  • Panelist, The Ethics of Bias, Monterey, California, State Bar Annual Meeting, September 25, 2008
  • Keynote Speaker, The History of Admissions, California Deans of Law Schools, U.O.P. McGeorge Law School, Sacramento, California, February 29, 2008
  • Awardee/Presenter, Lichtenstein Distinguished Professorship of Legal Ethics, Hofstra University Law School, Henpstead, New York, November 7, 2007
  • Speaker, The Ethics of Legal Outsourcing, Marines Memorial Building, San Francisco, CA October 5, 2007
  • Speaker, The Disciplinary Process, Napa County Bar Assn., Napa, CA, September 19, 2007
  • Speaker, (Nursing Ethics), Nurses and Discipline, Advance Job Fairs, Anahem, San Jose, and Ontario, California, September 9, October 26 and November 2, 2007
  • Speaker, The Disciplinary Process, Napa County Bar Assn., Napa, California, September 19, 2007
  • Speaker, Nursing Ethics and Discipline, Advance Job Fair, Anaheim, California, September 17, 2007
  • Panelist, Immigration Law Ethics, Immigration Bar, San Francisco, California, April 5, 2007
  • Speaker, Ethics in Legal Research and Writing, LRW, Nairobi, Kenya, March 17, 2007
  • Speaker, Barbarians at the Gate. The Admissions Process, APRL, Miami Beach, Florida, February 10, 2007
  • Speaker, Sex, Drugs and Rock-N-Roll, San Francisco Bar Assn., January 16, 2007
  • Speaker, Ethical Issues in Federal E-Discovery, PLI, Fall, 2006
  • Speaker, Current Developments in Legal Ethics, State Bar Annual Meeting, October 8, 2006 and Solano County Bar Assn., October 20, 2006
  • Speaker, Is Your Non-Attorney Support Staff Breaking the Law as they Work, State Bar Annual Meeting, October 7, 2006
  • Speaker, What's New in Legal Ethics, Berkeley-Albany Bar Association, Berkeley, California, February 27, 2006
  • Speaker, Sex, Drugs & Rock-n-Roll, State Bar Intellectual Property Institute, Napa, November 5, 2005 and Solano County Bar Association, Fairfield, September 15, 2005
  • Speaker, Trying a Case in the Media, USF 150th Year Event, San Francisco, October 22, 2005
  • Speaker, Private Eye, Esq.? The Pros and Cons of Lawyers Conducting Investigations for Employment-Related cases, State Bar, San Diego, September 2005
  • Speaker, The Client's File in the Electronic Age, State Bar of California, San Diego, September 10, 2005
  • Speaker, Standing in Disqualifications Motions, APRL, Chicago, Illinois, August 5, 2005
  • Speaker, The Fine Print: Ethics and Legal Marketing, Legal Marketers' Association, San Francisco, June 22, 2005
  • Speaker, Changes in the P.T.O. Ethics Rules; San Francisco and Los Angeles County I.P. Bar Assns., La Quinta, California, May 21, 2005
  • Speaker, Current Developments in Intellectual Property Law and Ethics, Washington State Bar Assn., Seattle, Washington, March 11, 2005
  • Speaker, The Emergence of General Counsel in Law Firms, Kansas Law Review Symposium, Lawrence, Kansas, February 25, 2005
  • Speaker, Sex, Sex, Sex: Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Sex and Gender in the Workplace, State Bar, SEI, San Francisco, January 28, 2005
  • Speaker, Current Developments in Legal Ethics, State Bar of California, September 2003, January 23, 2005
  • Speaker, Real Estate Law and Ethics, Contra Costa County Bar Assn., Walnut Creek, December 17, 2004
  • Speaker, Ethics and Discipline, Stein & Luban, San Francisco, CA October 19, 2004
  • Speaker, The New PTO Proposed Rules of Professional Conduct, The Houston Intellectual Property Law Assn., October 7, 2004
  • Speaker, Starting a Solo Firm. John F. Kennedy Alumni Day. October 3, 2004
  • Speaker, Current Developments in Legal Ethics. California State Bar, Monterey, September 10, 2004
  • Speaker, The Ethics of Bias, Law Practice Management & Technology Section of the California State Bar, September 9, 2004
  • Panelist, The New Rules on Confidentiality, Federal and State, Lorman, San Francisco, August 5, 2004
  • Speaker, Current Developments in Intellectual Property Law Ethics, American Bar Assn Section of Intellectual Property Law, Toronto, Canada, June 18, 2004
  • Speaker, Current Developments in Criminal Law Legal Ethics, Contra Costa County Bar Assn., May 25, 2004
  • Panelist, IP Law and Ethics, American Bar Assn., Section of Intellectual Property Law, Washington, DC., April 2, 2004
  • Speaker, Legal Ethics for Education Lawyers, Tenaya Lodge, Fish Camp, California, January 10, 2004
  • Speaker, Current Developments in Legal Ethics, State Bar of California, , September 2003, January 23, 2004
  • Speaker, Secretarial Ethics, Sacramento Secretaries Association, September 2003
  • Speaker, Ethics in Estate Planning & Administration, Sacramento County Bar Assn, May 2003
  • Speaker, Current Events in Legal Ethics and Discipline, Section Education Institute, January 2003
  • Speaker, The Ethics of Sharing Space, Bar Assn., of San Francisco, November 14, 2002
  • Speaker, Ethics and Real Estate Law, Walnut Creek, October 16, 2002
  • Speaker, Current Developments in Legal Ethics, State Bar Annual Meeting, Monterey, October 12, 2002
  • Speaker, Getting in and out of a Case and (Still) Getting Paid, State Bar Annual Meeting, Monterey, October 12, 2002
  • Panelist, Unfair Competition Claims 2002, PLI San Francisco, August 2, 2002
  • Speaker, Further Ethical Issues in Employment Law, Walnut Creek, July 26, 2002
  • Speaker, Handling Ethics Problems with Specific Focus on Bankruptcy Law, Walnut Creek, July 16, 2002
  • Speaker, Defense Research Institute, Ethical Issues in Drug and Medical Device Litigation, San Francisco, May 17, 2002
  • Speaker, Stress, Drugs, Alcohol and Mental Health, Law firm in-house presentation, Walnut Creek, March 5, 2002
  • Speaker, Emerging Ethical Issues in 2002, Santa Clara County Bar Association, San Jose, January 28, 2002
  • Speaker, Becoming an Ethical Lawyer, Howard University, Washington, D.C., October 16, 2001
  • Speaker, Legal Ethics Committees, Hofstra Ethics Symposium, Long Island, New York, September 11, 2001
  • Panelist, Staying Secure and Ethical in the Mobile Workplace, Legal Tech, San Francisco, August 21, 2001
  • Speaker, The Moral Compass of the American Lawyer, Idaho State Bar, Boise, Idaho, July 13, 2001
  • Speaker, Conflicts of Interest in Patent Cases, American Bar Association Annual Meeting, Miami, Florida, May 31, 2001
  • Panelist, Commercial Real Estate Financing, PLI, San Francisco, May 11, 2001
  • Speaker, Judicial Ethics, U.S. Embassy (Judicial Institute), Amman, Jordan, April 17, 2001
  • Speaker, Conflicts of Interest, Placer County Bar Association, Tahoe City, April 14, 2001
  • Speaker, Conflicts of Interest, John F. Kennedy Law School, Walnut Creek, January 26, 2001
  • Moderator, Resolving Common Ethical Dilemmas, Practicing Law Institute, San Francisco, December 13-14, 2000
  • Panelist, Ethical Considerations in the Legal Profession: Basics & Recent Developments, Secrets of Successful Advocacy in Mediation, Contra Costa County Bar Association, Concord, November 17, 2000
  • Speaker, Getting In and Out of a Case Safely & Ethically, Marin County Women Lawyers, Corte Madera, November 8, 2000
  • Panelist, Teaching Legal Ethics in the Adjunct Academy, USF, October 12, 2000
  • Speaker, Conflicts of Interest, Santa Clara County Women Lawyers, San Jose, October 3, 2000
  • Speaker, Conflicts of Interest, State Bar Annual Meeting, San Diego, September 15-16, 2000
  • Speaker, Current Developments in Ethics, West County Section of the Contra Costa County Bar Association, El Cerrito, June 2000
  • Moderator, Ethical Issues in the Mortgage Trade, PLI, San Francisco, May 2000
  • Moderator, Issues Presented by E-Mail, the Internet and Other New Technologies; Silverado Country Club, Napa, March 2000
  • Speaker, Introduction to Law and Pro Bono, John F. Kennedy Law School, Walnut Creek, January 2000
  • Moderator, Ten Ways to Commit Malpractice with Your Computer; State Bar Annual Meeting, Long Beach, September 1999
  • Faculty, Ethics Orientation Presentation, Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, Oregon, September 1999
  • Speaker, Legal Ethics: Cautionary Tales and Practical Solutions, San Mateo County Bar Association, Sunnyvale, June 1999
  • Moderator, Managing Your Practice to Avoid Ethical Pitfalls, San Francisco Bar Association, June 1999
  • Speaker, New Developments in Ethics, San Mateo County Bar Association, May 1999
  • Faculty, Emerging Professional Responsibility Issues in Litigation, South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, March 1999
  • Speaker, Current Developments in Business Ethics, Rotary Club, Walnut Creek, March 1999
  • Speaker, Criminal Law and Ethics, Contra Costa County Bar Association, Concord, March 1999
  • Faculty, Hofstra University School of Law Conference, Legal Ethics and Access to Justice, Hempstead, New York, April 1998
  • Speaker, Fees, Fee Agreements & Current Issues in Ethics, Contra Costa County Bar Association, Concord, February 1998
  • Speaker, Attorneys Fees and Key Developments in Ethics, University of San Francisco School of Law MCLE Program, San Francisco, November 1997
  • Speaker, Key Developments in Legal Ethics, State Bar Annual Meeting, San Diego, September 1997
  • Speaker, The Enigma of the Expert Witness: When Practical and Ethical Considerations Clash; American Bar Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, August 1997
  • Speaker, Conflict with Your Client or Partner? What to do Instead of Sue, American Arbitration Association, San Francisco and San Jose, May 1997 and June 1997
  • Speaker, The Saga of Sam and Samantha: Business Ethics, Institute of Internal Auditors, Monterey, March 1997
  • Speaker, Current Events in Ethics and the Real Estate Lawyer, Contra Costa County Bar Association, Walnut Creek, January 1997
  • Speaker, Current Events in Ethics; Solano County Bar Association, Fairfield, December 1996
  • Speaker, Conflicts, Advertising & Bias, INR, South San Francisco, January 1996
  • Panelist, Representing the Corporate Client, CEB, various cities including Los Angeles and Costa Mesa, from December 1995 to January 1996
  • Speaker, Money, Money, Money, Bar Association of San Francisco, November 1995
  • Speaker, Malpractice and Ethical Problems When Lawyers Practice Together, Contra Costa County Bar Association, Walnut Creek, November 1995
  • Speaker, Conflicts of Interest and Police Officer Defense, PORAC, San Francisco, November 1995
  • Speaker, An Ethics Rx for Your Practice, Lawyers' Mutual, various California cities, from March 1995 to 1996
  • Panelist, Engagement Without the Ring, State Bar of California, San Francisco, September 1995
  • Speaker, The Subtlety of Bias, Consumer Law Seminar, San Francisco, August 1995
  • Moderator, In House Ethics Counsel, State Bar First Annual Ethics Symposium, Marina Del Rey, May 1995
  • Speaker, Ethical Issues Facing Attorneys, Alameda County Bar Association, May 1995
  • Speaker, Controlling Your Outside Legal Costs, Law Office of William Gwire, San Francisco, April 1995
  • Lecturer, Sexual Harassment in the Law Firm Environment, John F. Kennedy Law School, Walnut Creek, April 1995
  • Lecturer, The Subtlety of Bias, University of California, Los Angeles, January 1995
  • Speaker, Real Estate Law & Ethics, Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County Bar Association, January 1995
  • Speaker/Panelist, Media Relations & Ethics, Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom, San Francisco, January 1995
  • Lecturer, Conflicts of Interest, University of San Francisco Ethics Forum, January 1995
  • Panelist, Commercial Transactions & Ethics, American Bar Association Affordable Housing Lawyers, San Francisco, January 1995
  • Speaker, Conflicts of Interest and Vicarious Liability, Lawyers' Mutual, Fresno, November 1994
  • Speaker, Paralegal Ethics, Carroll, Burdick & McDonough, San Francisco, October 1994
  • Panelist, Lawyer Advertising and You, State Bar Convention, Anaheim, September 1994
  • Panelist, That Awkward Moment: Confronting Gender Bias in the Courtroom, State Bar Convention, Anaheim, September 1994
  • Speaker, Practice Management to Avoid Legal Malpractice, Lawyers' Mutual, Costa Mesa, September 1994
  • Speaker/Moderator, Sexual Harassment and the Elimination of Bias, Contra Costa County Bar Association, Concord, April 1994
  • Lecturer, Attorney Fee Issues, University of San Francisco Ethics Conference, January 1994
  • Speaker/Panelist, The Attorney-Client Relationship, The Elimination of Bias, PLI, San Francisco, January 1994
  • Speaker, Ethical Problems for Litigators, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, January 1994
  • Speaker, Ethical Issues Involved in Fee Agreements, Carroll, Burdick & McDonough, San Francisco, December 1993
  • Speaker/Panelist, Malpractice Avoidance and Fee Agreements, Lawyers' Mutual Insurance Company, Irvine, November 1993
  • Speaker, The Elimination of Bias, Hastings College of the Law C.L.E. Program, San Francisco, October 1993
  • Speaker, Environmental Law and Ethics, Carroll, Burdick & McDonough, San Francisco, August 1993
  • Lecturer, Ethical Dilemmas Facing Women Lawyers, University of San Francisco Women Lawyers Committee, June 1993
  • Speaker/Panelist, Legal, Ethical Issues Involving Domestic Employment, Bar Association of San Francisco, April 1993

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