MCLE Today – Whistleblowers and the Law
Date: Today, Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Time: 12-1 p.m.
Location: Downtown San Diego
MCLE: 1 hour general participatory credit
Cost: $25, $20 for members, FREE with Crunch Card
About This Class:
This one-hour course will survey the principles underlying whistleblower law and the various components of that law. It starts by asking what is a whistleblower and by distinguishing whistleblowing from spying, stealing, and mere gossiping. There will be a review of the history of the competing elements of the law: whistleblower protection statutes (both federal and state-based, affecting both private and government employees); and the competing statutes which are designed to protect secrets and to impose penalties on people who betray those secrets. Additionally, the course will examine how First Amendment protections play into the analysis.
About the Speaker:
Rafael Chodos has been an attorney in private practice in Los Angeles for over 37 years. He is the author of The Law of Fiduciary Duties (2000, Blackthorne Legal Press).
For more information about this program, visit our registration page.