2021 Ethics Year-In-Review



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2021 Ethics Year-In-Review
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Legal Ethics
Original Air Date:
January 25, 2022
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About the Program

Legal ethics experts Carole J. Buckner and Rachelle H. Cohen provide an update on the most important highlights on ethics developments from 2021 covering recent cases, ethics opinions and State Bar discipline decisions.

Meet the Speakers
Rachelle H. Cohen


Partner Kehr, Schiff, Crane & Cohen, LLP

Rachelle Cohen’s practice includes corporate transactions, estate planning, and legal ethics counseling. She serves as an outside “in house” counsel to many of her clients and provides day-to-day guidance on legal challenges that arise in her clients’ businesses. She focuses on learning about her clients’ needs and concerns so that she can provide the best legal representation possible. 

Rachelle speaks and writes frequently about business entities and transactions and legal ethics. In addition, she has taught a course at the USC Gould School of Law on contract drafting and strategy. 

Rachelle has served during 2020-21 as the Co-Chair of the California Lawyers Association (CLA) Corporations Committee and currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Ethics Committees. 

She also is a member of the CLA Civics Engagement and Ethics Committees and the Century City Bar Association Board. She also has been involved in updating the CEB book Advising California Partnerships. Previously, Rachelle worked in the state and local tax and investment management groups at Dechert LLP.

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Carole J. Buckner


Senior Counsel

Carole J. Buckner is Senior Counsel in Klinedinst’s San Diego office. Her law experience focuses on litigation in business, employment, real estate and professional liability matters, including internal investigations. She has first chair trial experience in state and federal courts, including jury trials, as well as arbitration and mediation. She has advanced experience in legal ethics, professional responsibility, the law of lawyering, and risk management, including advising law firms and lawyers, and rendering expert opinions on matters involving legal ethics. She also has also served as an arbitrator and mediator. Ms. Buckner has also served as general counsel, managing outside counsel and coordinating with insurance issues.

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