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ETHICS: REPRESENTATION FROM START TO FINISH


--- 1.0 CLE Credit for AZ,CA,CT,NY,WA
--- ethics - fiscal responsibility
--- course production date: 1/20/2015
--- presented by EUGEN CHARLES ANDRES

EUGEN CHARLES ANDRES
This CLE course is a basic refresher level overview of common ethical issues that arise during the course of an attorney-client relationship. The course contains multiple sections focusing on issues that arise before the attorney signs a client up, fees and retainers, communication between the attorney and client during the representation, and settlement and post-settlement issues.

The course is focused on litigation matters, but is also relevant to non-litigation matters.

The Course focuses on both the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct and on the California Rules of Professional Conduct and relevant California statutes. Additionally, the course includes discussion and practice tips from the speakers that focus on application of the ethical issues to actual practice.

Key course points are:
• The ethical issues that commonly arise in representation, and thus are most likely to come up in an attorney's practice.
• Legal malpractice issues presented from 30 years of first-hand experience with the common problems attorneys run into.
• A focus on what is most practical and/or interesting to practicing attorneys.


--- presented by EUGEN CHARLES ANDRES

Eugen C. Andres received his B.A. from UCLA in l96l. He served four years as a regular line officer in the United States Navy from 1961 to 1965. He attended Hastings College of Law from 1965 to 1968 receiving his J.D. from that institution. He worked as a Deputy District Attorney in Orange County from 1969 to 1971. He has been in private practice since l971. He is now a principal in the law firm of Andres, Andres & Moore, located in Santa Ana.

Mr. Andres has been active in legal organizations. He was President of the Orange County Barristers in 1972-1973, and President of the Orange County Trial Lawyers in 1978. He was also President of the Orange County Bar Association in 1982. He served on the State Bar Committee on Criminal Justice from 1975 to 1977. He has served as Judge Pro Tem, both in the Municipal and Superior Courts, as well as a private arbitrator and a Special Master in the Federal District Court. He has participated as a speaker in the Orange County Bar Association sponsored Trial Advocacy course, and has lectured for the Continuing Education of the Bar, Orange County Trial Lawyers Association and California Trial Lawyers. He served on a State Bar Committee entitled: “Criminal Justice” and “Committee on the Courts,” which dealt with court congestion. He served on the State Bar Committee on Judicial Nominations and Evaluations in 1992.

Also Presented by: JIM MOORE

Jim Moore is a Southern California native who has been practicing law since being admitted to the California bar in 1999. He received a bachelor's degree from Cal State Fullerton. After graduating from CSUF, he attended law school at Western State University where he served on the executive committee of the school's law review. During that time Jim also worked as an extern for Justice William Rylaarsdam of the California Court of Appeal and for the Orange County Public Defender's office. After law school, Jim went to work for Andres & Andres.

The largest single part of his practice since joining Andres & Andres has been representing plaintiffs in legal malpractice cases. He has also represented clients in a wide variety of civil matters, and together with Gene Andres has obtained six and seven figure recoveries for clients.