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Law Office of Carol M. Langford

100 Pringle AvenueSuite 570Walnut Creek, CA 94596-7328
Phones: 925-938-3870
Fax: 925-938-3886
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In her current practice, Adjunct Professor Carol M. Langford specializes in legal ethics and State Bar disciplinary and admissions matters. She provided advice to attorneys, judges, law firms, and corporations. She also serves as a national for the State Bar of California and served as Chair of the California Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct, the Law Practice Management and Technology Committee and the Council of Section Chairs. She was also Chair of the Ethics...

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In her current practice, Adjunct Professor Carol M. Langford specializes in legal ethics and State Bar disciplinary and admissions matters. She provided advice to attorneys, judges, law firms, and corporations. She also serves as a national for the State Bar of California and served as Chair of the California Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct, the Law Practice Management and Technology Committee and the Council of Section Chairs. She was also Chair of the Ethics Committee of the Intellectual Property Section of the American Bar Association.

She was formerly a partner at Carroll, Burdick & McDonough, where she was the ethics advisor to the firm and a member of the New Business Committee. She is the co-author of the nationally adopted textbook Legal Ethics in the Practice of Law (Lexis Publishing, third Edition 2007), and the book The Moral Compass of the American Lawyer: Truth, Justice, Power & Greed (Ballantine, 1999). Ms. Langford was presented with the Woman of the Year Award for Women Who Seek Justice in 2004, the Howard Lichtenstein Distinguished Professorship of Legal Ethics Award in 2007 and Adjunct of the Year Award at USF in 2009. She teaches professional responsibility the University of San Francisco School of Law and the University of California Hastings College of the Law. She will be teaching at the University of California Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law in 2011.

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Practice Areas
State Bar Defense 40%Committee of Bar Examiners/Admissions 30%Legal Malpractice Expert Witness 20%Medical, Nursing, Real Estate 10%Licensing Issues
Litigation
80%
Honors
Adjunct Professor of the Year, University of San Francisco School of Law, 2009Liechtenstein Distinguished Professorship of Legal Ethics, Hofstra University Law School, Hempstead, New York, November 7, 2007Woman of the Year Senate Award for Women Who Seek Justice, 2004Women Helping Women Award, Soroptimist International, 2002John F. Kennedy Volunteer Appreciation Award, Lawyer in the Library, 2001 - 2007Outstanding Volunteer of the Year, Bar Association of San Francisco, 1997Outstanding Volunteer of the Year, Bar Association of San Francisco, 1998Wiley W. Manuel Award, Pro Bono Legal Services, State Bar of California, 1996
Published Works
Barbarians at the Bar: Regulation of the Legal Profession through the Admissions Process, Hofstra Law Review, Winter, 2009Finding A Voice: The Legal Ethics Committee, Journal for the Institute for the Study of Legal Ethics, Spring, 2002"You're Outta Here!: Proposed Disqualification Standards for Texas Courts, South Texas Law School Journal, 2000Reflections on Confidentiality - A Practitioner's Response to Spaulding v. Zimmerman, Hofstra Law Conference Papers, Hofstra Law Review, Spring, 1998Ethical Currents, Contra Costa Lawyer, July, 2005Hot New Tips on How to Avoid a Legal Malpractice Lawsuit and State Bar Complaint, California Consumer Lawyer, 2006The Ethical Duty of a Lawyer To Be Prepared for a Natural Disaster, San Francisco Attorney, December, 1992The Ethical Duty of a Lawyer To Be Prepared for a Natural Disaster, San Francisco Attorney, 2005International Ethics: A Shanghi Surprise, State Bar Reporter, 2003Blinded by Science: The Art of Conflicts Checking in the Age of Technology, The Professional Lawyer, Winter, 2002Patently Conflicted: Conflicts of Interest in Patent Law, ABA Center for Professional Responsibility Symposium, Winter, 2002A Diogenic Search for an Ethical Mediator, Contra Costa County Bar Association, Spring, 2001When the State Bar Bugs You, California Litigation. Vol. 14, No. 1, 2001It Is Time to Question How Our Legal System Can Afford Secret Settlements, Voir Dire., Spring, 2000Attorney-Client Sieve, Recorder, (op. ed.), April, 1998Ethics in Ashes, California Lawyer, November, 1998Protecting Clients in the Wake of Disaster, Law Practice Management & Technology, Winter, 1998Ethics Issues in Representing Partnerships, California Lawyer, February, 1996Practicing Law on the "Right" Side of the Bay, California Lawyer, January, 1996An Ethics Rx for Your Practice, California Bar Journal, May, 1994Ethical Issues in Connection with Fee Agreements, Practicing Law Institute, January, 1994The Check Is in the Mail - The Ethical Duties of an Attorney When Enforcing Her Right to Fees After Discharge, Ethics Hotliner, Winter, 1993The Lawyer as Target: Building a Shield in the Post-Kaye, Scholer Era, California Litigation, Spring, 1993
Classes and Seminars
Adjunct Professor, University of San Francisco School of Law, 1993 - Present
Adjunct Professor, U.C. Hastings College of the Law, 1998 - Present
Pro Bono Activities
Volunteer Attorney, Contra Costa County Public Defender's Office, 1990
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100 Pringle AvenueSuite 570Walnut Creek, CA 94596-7328
Phone
925-938-3870
Fax
925-938-3886
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