Chaired by Cooper attorney Mark L. Tuft, PLI’s annual MCLE marathon features the following subject matters:

  • Representing current clients in unrelated matters – the outer boundaries of client loyalty.
  • Lawyer supervision – ethical and liability consequences for the supervisor and subordinate attorney.
  • Crossing state and international boundaries – current multi-jurisdictional practice issues.
  • Recent trends on a lawyer’s duty to third parties.
  • Coping and dealing with substance abuse.
  • Diverse trial teams: do they have a trial advantage?

Why You Should Attend

This fast-paced and up-to-the-minute program satisfies all of California’s MCLE special requirements. It covers recent developments and evolving issues of professional responsibility and provides necessary and practical advice on identifying and resolving legal ethics and law practice management issues that could be detrimental to both attorneys and their clients.
If your last name begins with the letter H through M, your MCLE compliance deadline is fast approaching. If you need 25 hours or more of MCLE credit by February 1, 2006, PLI can meet all of your needs. We have scheduled the MCLE Marathon, taught by a faculty of outstanding California lawyers who are recognized leaders in their field, that will conveniently provide all of the California required subjects that you need: 4 hours of legal ethics; 1 hour of prevention, detection or treatment of substance abuse; and, 1 hour of elimination of bias in the legal profession, for a total of 6 MCLE credit hours. If you prefer you can access the live webcast from your home or office computer and still receive participatory MCLE credit. Or, you can schedule a groupcast to make the MCLE required subject credit available to all of your attorneys facing the MCLE reporting deadline. Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at for more details.

Who Should Attend

All attorneys licensed to practice law in California and particularly those whose last names begin with H-M.

Special Features

Live Webcast A simultaneous live online broadcast of this program is available for individual viewing from your computer on Webcast participants will receive streaming audio/video instantaneously from the live program, can view and/or print the Course Handbook, and submit questions electronically. Get real-time education right from your PC!  Click here for more information.

Special Bonus to all Registrants

All program attendees* will receive a copy of the Course Handbook. This softcover, bound volume was prepared specifically for this program and will also stand alone as a permanent reference. PLIs Course Handbooks represent the definitive thinking of the nations finest legal minds, and are often the standard reference in the field.

Please note: Individual Webcast attendees will receive a downloadable version of the Handbook the day of the program, and the Course Handbook after the program date.

*Web Subscribers to Webcasts can purchase the Handbook at a 50% discount; contact PLI Customer Service to order.

PLI Group Discounts

Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount.  For further discount information, please contact or call (800) 260-4PLI.

PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm

Contact PLI via e-mail at for more details.

Event Details

Start Date: December 14, 2005Location: PLI California Center, San Francisco, CAAttorney(s): Mark L. TuftAdditional Event Details