The Nuts and Bolts of Ethics Screening: Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How to Build it at Your Firm

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 62 minutes
Recorded Date: May 18, 2020
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  • ABA Model Rule 1.0(k) - Screened Overview
  • WHAT is the purpose of Rule 1.0(k)?
  • WHO does it protect?
  • Know WHEN you have a conflict
  • The Role of Technology
  • Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
  • Access Control List (ACL)
  • Auditing Access to Protected Space
  • Ethical Considerations

Runtime: 1 hour, 2 minutes
Recorded: May 18, 2020


Join us as we talk through the nuts and bolts of conflicts and how to prevent one lawyer's conflict of interest from disqualifying the entire law firm.

Our speakers will summarize the rules on conflicts, screening, and the elements of an effective screening process and they will provide practical tips for selecting the right IT programming to help ensuring that your law firm avoids a disqualification motion.

This program was recorded on May 18th, 2020.

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American Bar Association


Regina L. Nassen

Deputy County Attorney, Civil Division
Office of the Pima County Attorney

Regina L. Nassen has served as a Deputy County Attorney in the Civil Division of the Pima County Attorney’s Office in Tucson, Arizona, since 2003. She enjoys a diverse transactional, general-advising, and appellate-litigation government-law practice, while also supervising the Division’s Business & Transactions practice unit, and serving as PCAO’s Chief Ethics Counsel.

Before joining the County Attorney’s Office, Regina was an associate in the Tucson office of Snell & Wilmer LLP, from 1993 to 2000, where she likewise had a varied transactional, general-advising, and appellate litigation practice that included all types of real estate transactions, general business advising, airport law, and both public and private finance. She is a current member and past chair of the governing council of the Public Lawyers Section of the State Bar of Arizona and a member of the governing council of the America Bar Association’s Government & Public Sector Lawyers Division. She has also been appointed by the Arizona Supreme Court to serve on its Attorney Ethics Advisory Committee.

Regina graduated summa cum laude from the University of Arizona College of Law in 1992, after which she spent a year clerking for the Honorable Justice Frederick Martone on the Arizona Supreme Court.

Aaron Brooks

Of Counsel
Holmstrom Kennedy PC

Aaron Brooks is Of Counsel to the firm and works in the Corporate & Business Group. His practice area focuses on technology-based transactions and licensing, trademarks, copyrights and privacy law. Through the years, Aaron has negotiated and closed substantial and complex transactions, counseled executive management for technology-based companies and information systems departments, and managed all aspects of HIPAA privacy and security compliance for several medical facilities, including a major metropolitan hospital. He frequently delivers or participates in seminars on these topics and has written several articles as well.

Aaron represents U.S.-based and international companies in connection with enforcement, protection and procurement of intellectual property rights, as well as the negotiation of sales and licensing of such technological and intellectual property rights.

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