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[Seminar by Zoom]: Ethical Issues in Litigation Finance
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[Seminar by Zoom]: Ethical Issues in Litigation Finance

The SCCBA Civil Practice Committee presents an MCLE Seminar:

 Export to Your Calendar 5/6/2020
When: May 06, 2020
5:30PM-7:30PM
Where: Zoom
California
United States
Presenter: Civil Practice Committee
Contact: SCCBA
408-975-2110


Online registration is available until: 5/6/2020
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Due to the online nature of the seminar, there will be no same-day registrations. Registrants will receive their log-in information via email the day of the event. 

 

Description:
In its recent Formal Opinion (Interim) No. 14-002, the California State Bar Committee on Professional Responsibility stated that “ a lawyer’s representation of the client may involve advising the client as to whether litigation funding would assist in accomplishing the client’s goals,” and “a lawyer representing a client in a matter funded by a litigation funder has an obligation to understand how the funding agreement impacts the litigation and advise the client.”  
 
Join us for a frank discussion about litigation funding—what it is, how to effectively use it, and important ethical issues for lawyers and their clients. Vince Parrett of Bergeson, LLP will moderate a discussion with Stephanie Southwick of litigation finance firm Omni Bridgeway (formerly known as Bentham IMF), Matthew Harrison (also of Omni Bridgeway), and Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Sunil R. Kulkarni covering topics such as the funding process, how to get your case funded, the discoverability of funding agreements, a funder’s role in the settlement process, navigating potential conflicts with clients, and other ethical issues.   

 

This event is generously sponsored by Bentham IMF

Pricing:
 Civil Practice Committee Members:
Free
 
SCCBA Member: $69  
SCCBA New Admittee:
(Under 5 years in practice)
$59  
Non-Member Event Attendee: $89  
Honorary: $30  

  
Program: 5:30pm - 7:30pm


MCLE CREDIT:                                                                                                                                                            
1.0 General Substantive Law

1.0 Ethics/Professionalism


 

SPEAKERS:

Stephanie Southwick

Omni Bridgeway

Matt Harrison                                                

Omni Bridgeway

Hon. Sunil Kulkarni                           

Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara

 

 

MODERATOR:                                             

Vince Parrett,                                          

Bergeson, LLP

 


 


Cancellations and refunds will be accepted only 48 hours prior to the event.  

 

PLEASE NOTE: Registration fees must be paid prior to the program, or at the program check in. SCCBA will no longer invoice attendees for payment subsequent to the program. Cash, Credit Card, and Check accepted.

*All seminar materials will be distributed to pre-registrants via email. We will not provide hard copies. If you would like a hard copy of the materials we will provide upon request for a fee o
f $25.00.  

*State Bar of California Approved MCLE: The Santa Clara County Bar Association is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.   This program is approved for California MCLE credit.

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