Providing Legal Counsel to Public and Non-Profit Agencies in California since 1981 De Lay & Laredo currently serves a variety of agencies as City Attorney, Counsel, General Counsel and Special Counsel.

Ethical Conduct in Public Service​

This “Ethics 101” course offers an overview of Ethics & Ethics Law to promote an ethical culture; participants detect ethical issues by discussing a series of practical scenarios.


Public service is a public trust, requiring officials and employees to place loyalty to the citizens, the laws, and ethical principles above private gain. Following ethical guidelines and eliminating any improprieties, or even the appearance of potential corruption, is imperative to safeguarding the public’s trust in government. To help accomplish this goal, laws exist to aid public officials in avoiding conflicts between an official’s public duties and the official’s personal interests.

Whether elected, appointed, or hired, good governance depends on officials and staff knowing, understanding, and following the duties and responsibilities of being a public servant as well as the relevant laws and requirements that govern it.

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