The popular blog, “Legal Ethics Forum”, posted their “Top Ten Legal Ethics Stories of 2011.” Coming in at number one on the list was “Contracting around Conflicts”, which was supported by articles that covered cases pertaining to conflict decisions and agreements between lawyers and clients on how to handle conflicts arising in the future. Professor Ronald Rotunda received a mention in this category for his article that “usefully gathers and catalogs situations where courts have permitted lawyers to hire separate counsel to handle some part of an engagement as to which the first lawyer had some conflict.” To see Professor Rotunda’s article, and to see what else made the Top Ten list, follow this link.
From international law firms and corporate legal departments to nonprofits and the public sector, multiple generations of Chapman University Fowler School of Law graduates can be found flourishing together across the legal industry, thanks to the extensive reach of the Orange County law school’s alumni network.
Hon. Michele Mathis (JD ‘07) has spent most of her legal career as a public defender, but she says that she has “always been able to see both sides of the argument.” That’s a skill that should suit her well in her newest role—Mathis was appointed by Gov. Gavin Newsom to the Riverside Superior Court