Course DescriptionThe ABA Model Rules and state ethics rules have several provisions that are triggered when an attorney dies or becomes incapacitated. This program will provide the practitioner with an overview of an attorney's ethical obligations to the law firm and clients in the event that this happens. Using the ABA's model rules and California's rules on professional conduct, the speaker will discuss topics such as lawyer capacity, components of an ethical law firm succession plan, rules regarding selling or shutting down a law practice, privilege, fiduciary duties owed to clients, conflicts, and client funds. The speaker will also instruct attorneys on how to satisfy their ethical duties when confronted with common situations involving capacity.
Length: 1hr 1min
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Meet the Lecturer(s)
Ritzel Starleigh Ngo is a family law attorney/Partner at Ideal Legal Group, Inc. Ms. Ngo is experienced in contentious dissolutions; parentage matters; child custody and visitation, spousal and child support; property division; temporary and permanent restraining orders; including domestic violence, elder abuse, and civil harassment. She initially received family law training from the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s (“LACBA”) Domestic Violence Project. She has practiced before family courts in Los Angeles, Santa Clara, San Francisco, Alameda, Orange, Ventura, San Diego, San Bernardino, and Riverside counties. Before practicing family law, Ms. Ngo worked for the Federal Reserve Bank where she handled compliance and regulatory matters. Ms. Ngo earned her law degree from Gonzaga University School of Law. She is a graduate of California State University, Northridge with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Women’s Studies. Ms. Ngo enjoys family court and Gonzaga basketball.