In times of social and political unrest, lawyers often join their fellow citizens in acts of civil disobedience to make their voices heard. But how do acts of civil disobedience by lawyers – committed both in and out of the court – square with their obligations under the ethics rules? This program provides guidance for lawyers who seek to counsel clients, participate in activities or litigate claims in support of controversial causes to ensure that they remain on the right side – and never the wrong side – of the ethics rules.
Peter Afrasiabi, Partner, One LLP, Newport Beach, CA
Peter is a founding partner at One, LLP, and focuses his practice on copyright, patent, trademark and entertainment litigation. In addition, he is a professor and the Director of the Appellate Clinic at University of California, Irvine School of Law. Peter graduated from University of California, Los Angeles and University of Southern California Gould School of Law.