The Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar have a new addition as of August 1- Rule 8.3. This Rule mandates all lawyers “shall” without delay report to the State Bar “credible evidence that another lawyer has engaged in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or reckless or intentional misrepresentation or misappropriation of funds or property that raises a substantial question as to that lawyer’s honesty, trustworthiness, or fitness as a lawyer in other respects.”
What does Rule 8.3 mean? How will it impact my relations with other attorneys, my colleagues, my attorney friends, and even business partners? What does “credible evidence” of misconduct mean? What happens if I don’t report another attorney?
MANDATORY REPORTING OF OTHERS’ MISCONDUCT IS HERE! Have these and many other questions addressed by our panel of ethics and practice experts- the Bay Area’s first seminar for trial lawyers on how to live with Rule 8.3!