Andrew H. Friedman and Connie L. Michaels To Speak On Ethics And Bias

On December 13, 2019, Andrew H. Friedman of Helmer Friedman LLP and Connie L. Michaels of Littler Mendelson P.C. will speak at the Provisors Lawyers and Legal Professionals Affinity Group on the topic of “Unbecoming Conduct: How Attorneys Can Ensure Compliance With California’s Ethical Rules Against Bias, Discrimination, & Harassment.”

Provisors announced the speaking engagement as follows: “Our panel of AV-rated experts., Connie Michaels ( from one of the Nation’s foremost employment defense law firms,( Littler Mendelson P.C.) and Andrew H. Friedman ( from one of California’s leading plaintiff employment law firms, Helmer Friedman LLP) will be discussing the NEW California ethical rules Ms. Michaels and Mr. Friedman will also address the latest court cases and local court rules dealing with those issues. Among other topics to be covered and questions to be answered include: When can I have sex with my clients? Am I legally required to refrain from exhibiting bias against my co-workers, clients, and/or the judiciary based on gender (and other legally protected classes)? Do these rules mean I must strike “honey”, “dear” and “sweetheart” ad other forms of endearment from my vocabulary? And are the courts encouraging, in the sake of diversity, the participation of inexperienced attorneys in court proceedings?”

If you are a member of Provisors and interested in this topic, you should sign up via the Provisors website as soon as possible as this program will sell out.