Date – December 14, 2016
Presenter: David M. Majchrzak, Esq.
Topic: The Evolution of Unauthorized Practice of Law and the Provision of Legal Services for Document Examiners
Please join us for this interesting one hour program, about the history of the concept of the unauthorized practice of law, and how the standards have changed in light of the evolving and ever shifting landscape of legal needs in our society. The unauthorized practice of law used to be viewed in black-and-white terms. Today, with tech legal boom, and the emergence of nontraditional legal service providers, the definition is much less clear. The program will talk about important developments in the State of California, and at the American Bar Association level. Our panelist will also focus on specific trends and concepts that will affect
David M. Majchrzak is an attorney with Klinedinst PC who works primarily out of the San Diego office. He is a seasoned ethicist and civil litigator who counsels attorneys on ethics, and assists professionals in malpractice claims and disciplinary matters before state and federal bodies. He performs law office risk management reviews, trains law firm staff in ethics requirements, and advises on a variety of ethics topics including ancillary business ventures, conflicts of interest, fees and billing requirements, trust account procedures, multi-jurisdictional practice requirements, and ethics requirements for law firm advertising. Mr. Majchrzak recently completed service as a member of the State Bar’s Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct, and chair of its outreach subcommittee. He is an executive committee member of the San Diego County Bar Association’s invitation-only Legal Ethics Committee and is also co-editor and co-author of Ethics Quarterly, produced by the San Diego County Bar Association. Mr. Majchrzak served for four years as president of the William L. Todd, Jr. American Inn of Court and served on the American Inns of Court national program awards committee for two years. He has also served as a judge for Teen Court, an attorney instructor for numerous mock trial competitions, and a director of the Kiwanis Club of Poway.