Legal Ethics in the Era of Technology, Social Media, and the Pandemic (On-Demand)

$179.00

Many lawyers are unfamiliar with the nuances of computer technology and data security essential to comply with 21st century ethics rules in our digital world. There are many hidden dangers in frequently used tools and platforms, including e-mail, social-media and “the Cloud.”

The ethical dangers and minefields are compounded and heightened by increased use of digital tools and internet connections in the practice of law, including the use of Zoom and other digital meeting platforms, working from home over the internet and using Alexa and other digital devices.

Since lawyers and law firms are prime targets of hackers, all lawyers must be vigilant as to client data and firm/department technology resources. This information is critical for lawyers to become more sophisticated in risk management in various technology contexts.

This webinar presentation will assist lawyers and law firm legal departments to identify and avoid or minimize the risks in our increasingly digital world, many of which they may not be aware. This presentation will also provide suggested solutions and best practices.

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Event Details

Course Type

Original Date Of Course

Course Instructor

Joseph Corsmeier, Esq.

Ethics Credits

1.5

Course Description

Many lawyers are unfamiliar with the nuances of computer technology and data security essential to comply with 21st century ethics rules in our digital world. There are many hidden dangers in frequently used tools and platforms, including e-mail, social-media and “the Cloud.”

The ethical dangers and minefields are compounded and heightened by increased use of digital tools and internet connections in the practice of law, including the use of Zoom and other digital meeting platforms, working from home over the internet and using Alexa and other digital devices.

Since lawyers and law firms are prime targets of hackers, all lawyers must be vigilant as to client data and firm/department technology resources. This information is critical for lawyers to become more sophisticated in risk management in various technology contexts.

This webinar presentation will assist lawyers and law firm legal departments to identify and avoid or minimize the risks in our increasingly digital world, many of which they may not be aware. This presentation will also provide suggested solutions and best practices.

Principles

  • Competence
  • Remote digital access and storage
  • Confidentiality
  • Lawyer Ethics and Social Media
  • Risk of Using E-mails and Reply All
  • Lawyer Websites and Practice Over the Internet

Syllabus

  1. Competence
      • ABA Model Rule 1.1
      • Lawyer Technology CLE
      • Using Zoom and Alexa and other Devices
      • Technology Disclaimers in Fee Agreements
      • Filing Court Documents Electronically (E-portal)
  2. Remote digital access and storage
      • Remote Online Access to Client and Firm Files
      • Electronic File Storage and Cloud Computing
      • Digital Storage Devices
  3. Confidentiality
      • Metadata
        • Sending Lawyer Liability
        • Receiving Lawyer requirements
      • Outsourcing and Protecting Confidentiality
  4. Lawyer Ethics and Social Media
  5. Risk of Using E-mails and Reply All
  6. Using Expert and Specialist
      • Use of “expert” and “specialist” in lawyer advertising
      • Use of “expert” in firm’s domain name
  7. Lawyer Websites and Practice Over the Internet
      • Bar Rules and Websites
      • Receipt of Unsolicited information through Website

Instructor

Joseph Corsmeier, Esq.

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