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Conflicts for Government Attorneys, 06/21/2023, On Demand More info »

Conflicts for Government Attorneys

Total Credits: 1 CLE, 1 Ethics

Average Rating:
Indian Law |  Ethics |  Public Lawyers
Patricia A Sallen |  Doreen Nanibaa McPaul |  Virjinya Ruth Adair Torrez |  Harrison William Rice
Audio and Video
Co-Sponsored by:
Tribal In-House Counsel Association & Indian Law Section



Learn about the recommendations of the Supreme Court’s Task Force on Ethics Rules Governing the State Attorney General, County Attorneys, and Other Public Lawyers and the best new practices guidance for conflicts for government attorneys.

Pat Sallen, Ethics at Law PLLC 

Harrison Rice, Tohono O’odham Nation, Office of the Attorney General

Doreen McPaul, Esq.; President, Tribal In-House Counsel Association
Virjinya Torrez, Assistant Attorney General, Pascua Yaqui Tribe; Secretary, Tribal In-House Counsel Association



Patricia A Sallen Related Seminars and Products

Patricia Sallen is a lawyer in private practice focusing on professional responsibility issues. She represents lawyers in discipline and admission matters, provides ethics advice to lawyers, serves as an expert witness on professional-responsibility issues, and consults on a myriad of other law-related topics. She regularly presents at CLE seminars and publishes articles about professional responsibility and writes the Eye on Ethics column for Arizona Attorney. She also has taught professional responsibility as an adjunct professor at the Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law for more than a decade. In addition to practicing in private law firms, she spent more than 15 years working for the State Bar of Arizona as both a bar counsel and ethics counsel and supervised programs such as the Fee Arbitration Program and Client Protection Fund. She served as expert consultant to the Arizona Supreme Court's 2014-15 comprehensive ethical rules review effort and to the Court's 2019-20 Task Force on the Delivery of Legal Services, which resulted in the groundbreaking rule changes allowing non-lawyer firm ownership and legal paraprofessionals. She currently serves on the State Bar's Ethics Advisory Group and the Supreme Court's Task Force on Ethics Rules Governing the State Attorney General, County Attorneys, and Other Public Lawyers.

Virjinya Ruth Adair Torrez Related Seminars and Products

Pascua Yaqui Tribe

is an Assistant Attorney General for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, a federally recognized Indian tribe located in Arizona. Virjinya earned both her J.D. and her M.A. in American Indian Studies at the University of Arizona, and she earned her B.A. in Political Science (specializing in International Relations) and East Asian Studies at the University of Iowa, with certificates in International Business and American Indian and Native Studies. She is admitted to practice in both the federal and state courts of Arizona, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Tohono O’odham Judicial Court, and the Pascua Yaqui Tribal Court. She is also an accredited Veteran Affairs attorney. Virjinya started her legal career as an associate at Vingelli & Errico, a small general practice firm in Tucson, Arizona; was a solo practitioner for a brief period of time; and served five years as an Assistant Attorney General for the Tohono O’odham Nation. Virjinya is a 2016 graduate of the State Bar of Arizona's Bar Leadership Institute; is the Immediate Past Chair of the Executive Council for the State Bar of Arizona’s Indian Law Section; serves as the appointed State Bar of Arizona’s representative on the Arizona State, Tribal & Federal Court Forum; and is a member of NABA-AZ, the Arizona Minority Bar Association, and the Tribal In-House Counsel Association. She is also active in the community and serves on TUSD’s Native American Education Advisory Committee, the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona’s Community Investment Team, the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona’s Governance Committee, and the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona’s Board of Directors. Virjinya's work for the Tribe is varied, but she primarily represents the Tribe’s Public Safety, Human Resources, Education, and Facilities Management Departments and programs. Virjinya is Cherokee/Seminole/Muscogee Creek, and is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. 10/18



Overall:      4.4

Total Reviews: 28


Joey F


Carrie S

"I appreciated that the materials were clear and concise, and that important points were emphasized in red."

Daniel S

"Thank you for your efforts!"

Anthony C

"The materials were thorough and well organized, making for easy reference to applicable rules of ethics."

Michael C

"The speakers were very clear and spoke very well. Made it a lot easier to understand. The slides were easy to follow and easy to read. Very compact and precise."

James M

"They were all very well spoken and it was easy to understand the material that was presented"

Paul L

"I wanted more discussion of the current task force work, but happy that the presentation went as far as it did into conflcts between government officers"

Stephen K

"Worthwhile seminar for government lawyers"

Amanda S

"Would have liked to have delved deeper but a good overview. "

Alicia Q

"I'd like more scenarios"