On April 22, OIG Partner Vida Thomas will be a panelist on the Berkeley Law program, “Preventing Lawyer Harassment: California’s New Regulatory Approach.”
Panelists will cover the new California Rule of Professional Conduct 8.4.1, which takes a stricter approach to disciplining attorneys for discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in both law practice operations and matters of legal representation. In a significant departure from the past, the new Rule grants the State Bar the power to investigate and to prosecute discrimination and harassment claims and further makes clear that failure to advocate corrective action also violates the Rule. This program is especially important for those who manage law firms and law departments.
The virtual program, which is hosted by the Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality & Anti-Discrimination Law, runs from 9:00 – 11:00 am PDT and offers 2 hours of California CLE credits.
For more information or to register, please visit the program web page.