Based on the classic TV game show “Jeopardy” participants will be quizzed on their knowledge of legal ethics and professional responsibility. This presentation promises to be a lively evening for all. Refreshments will be provided.
- Identify and discuss key principles of legal ethics and professional responsibility, including “new” rules implemented in the Rules of Professional Conduct in 2018.
- Participants will be able to apply and relate legal ethics and professional responsibility to everyday life situations.
Paralegal & Legal Support Members: FREE | SCBA Members: $85 | Barristers Club (1st 5 yrs of practice): $65 | Public: $100 | Students: $20
For the comfort of our guests, a limited number of in-person seats are available. If you wish to attend in-person, we suggest notifying our office at your earliest convenience to reserve your seat. Walk-ins will be admitted as space allows. In-person registrations expire at the start of the presentation. We do ask that you arrive promptly; otherwise your reserved seat may be given to a walk-in attendee. In-person reservations are non-refundable unless cancelled prior to 3 pm one business day prior to the presentation.
William L. Adams, PC
Bill Adams is principal counsel at William L. Adams, PC. He was a partner at Merrill, Arnone and Jones, LLP after retiring from the Sonoma County Counsel’s office. He serves as General Counsel for numerous public agencies and corporations, with a focus on advising decision makers on strategic planning and innovative policy implementation; and is a frequent speaker throughout California on leadership and emergency services.
Bill was President of the Sonoma County Bar Association in 2004; and currently serves as co-editor of the SCBA quarterly Bar Journal. He grew up in Chicago and has earned degrees in History and Political Science from Northwestern University where he was commissioned through the Naval ROTC program and served 26 years as an Officer of Marines; a law degree from the University of Oregon School of Law; and a degree in International Security Studies from the National Defense University.
Grace K. De La Torre, CP, MLS, JD
Passalacqua, Mazzoni, Gladden, Lopez & Maraviglia, LLP
Grace K. De La Torre, CP, MLS, JD is currently a probate paralegal at PASSALACQUA, MAZZONI, GLADDEN, LOPEZ & MARAVIGLIA, LLP for Mark L. Gladden. She has taught at Empire College both in legal and general education programs and the Sonoma State State University, Attorney Assistant Program. She was 2013 Paralegal of the Year for the California Alliance of Paralegal Associations and nominated for 2013 Educator of the Year in the two-year community college category. She is a graduate of Empire School of Law. While attending law school she participated in the Self-Help Access Clinic and assisted in establishing a component of the clinic that provided legal assistance to individuals in obtaining legal name and gender changes to match their true identity. In 2018 she was recipient of a pro bono award for her work in the clinic. Her extensive community service includes serving as President for the Redwood Empire Association of Paralegals (REAP) and as a liaison for REAP on the Sonoma County Bar Association Board. In her free time she enjoys her grandkids, zumba and hiking.
Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery P.C.
Katherine “Kate” Muller graduated University of San Diego, as an American Bar Association certified paralegal in 2008.
Since then, Kate has supported Civil Litigation firms, Bankruptcy firms, and in-house Corporate Counsel. Kate has been supporting the civil litigation team at Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery since 2021.