In any adversary system, it is natural for people to develop combative instincts. This program will discuss how civil approaches to the practice of law and integrity in the negotiation process better serve the client by reaching a favorable resolution in a more efficient manner.
David M. Majchrzak is an attorney with Klinedinst PC. 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. Mr. Majchrzak performs law office risk management reviews, trains law firm staff in ethics requirements, and advises on a variety of ethics topics including lawyer mobility, ancillary business ventures, conflicts of interest, fees and billing requirements, trust account procedures, multi-jurisdictional practice requirements, and ethical requirements for law firm advertising. Mr. Majchrzak recently has served as a member of the State Bar’s Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct, and chair of its outreach subcommittee. He is the chair of the San Diego County Bar Association’s invitation-only Legal Ethics Committee, and the co-editor and co-author of Ethics Quarterly. Mr. Majchrzak served for four years as president of the William L. Todd, Jr. American Inn of Court and for two years on the American Inns of Court national program awards committee. He is currently a director of both the San Diego County Bar Association and the Thomas Jefferson School of Law Alumni Association.