From In-House to the Bench: How to Behave (Ethically) in Front of Your Judge

What does a judge who spent most of his career as an in-house lawyer want in-house lawyers who manage litigation to know? In this course, Judge Roberts shares the key insights he wished he had when he was an in-house lawyer to ensure that you always behave ethically and establish and maintain the litigation brand that will best serve your company when appearing before the court.

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Credit Type: Legal Ethics (Participatory)

Total Credits: 0.5 hours

New York

Credit Type: Ethics and Professionalism (Both (New & Exp Attys))

Total Credits: 0.5 hours

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Hon. Gary D. Roberts
Superior Court Judge
Gary D. Roberts serves as a Judge of the Superior Court, assigned to the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles. He was appointed to the position by Governor Jerry Brown in June of 2018. Prior to the appointment, Judge Roberts served as Executive Vice President and head of the Fox Group Legal Department. In that capacity, he oversaw intellectual property, content protection and security, labor relations and employment, state and local government affairs, privacy, investigations, and litigation for the Fox companies. Prior to joining Fox, Judge Roberts practiced at the Los Angeles law firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson, where he was a litigator. He also clerked on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans. Judge Roberts is a past Board Chair of Bet Tzedek, an organization that provides pro bono legal services, and is a past president of the Los Angeles Lawyers for Human Rights. He is an active member at the All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Beverly Hills, where he serves on the Vestry. For many years, Judge Roberts has been doing medical mission work in Honduras, where he serves as a translator. Judge Roberts received a BA in International Affairs from Texas Christian University and is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law. He has lived in Los Angeles since 1984, but spends as much time as possible with family and friends in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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