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PRACTICING LAW ETHICALLY UPDATE 2013: BRIDGING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE - CD SEMINAR - (1290-1401)PRACTICING LAW ETHICALLY UPDATE 2013: BRIDGING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE - CD SEMINAR - (1290-1401)
$235.00

 

PRACTICING LAW ETHICALLY UPDATE 2013:  BRIDGING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE 

RECORDED AUGUST 30 - 31, 2013
 
 







LOCKED DOWN:  INFORMATION SECURITY FOR LAW FIRMS OF ALL SIZES



Lawyers have an ethical duty to be competent and to keep their client data confidential.  Clients certainly want to protect their proprietary information.  All too often, information security is not prioritized by law firms or their clients.  This session will help you understand how data breaches occur and how to prevent them by using a combination of technology, policies, and training.  Our experts will review recent cases involving data breaches that will cause you to reassess the security readiness of your clients and your own firm.



This session will cover:
• Security concerns involving smartphones, iPads and other tablets
• The ethics of cloud computing, including SaaS software such as Clio and Rocket Matter
• Safe computing when you’re on the road
• Bluetooth – How much of a risk is it?
• The NEW rules about passwords
• Safe disposal of your legacy data and old hardware
• How to terminate employees without fear of data loss
• Teaching your employees about social engineering
• Securing your wireless network (WiFi)
• Encryption made simple for lawyers



SHARON D. NELSON, PRESIDENT
JOHN W. SIMEK, VICE PRESIDENT
Sensei Enterprises, Inc.



LEGAL ETHICS IN A DIGITAL AND GLOBAL AGE:  THE NEW AMENDMENTS TO THE ABA MODEL RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT AND RELATED ABA POLICIES



Globalization and technology are transforming the practice of law and producing numerous new ethical issues.  The new amendments to the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct and related ABA policies address issues relating to confidentiality in a digital age, the use of technology for marketing, the outsourcing of legal and law-related services, new methods for admission to the bar, and the detection of conflicts of interest when lawyers change firms or firms merge.  This program will be led by the Chief Reporter of the ABA’s Commission on Ethics 20/20 Commission’s, Professor Andrew Perlman of Suffolk University Law School.  He will describe the recently adopted changes and explain their significance for your practice.



PROFESSOR ANDREW M. PERLMAN, CHIEF REPORTER
ABA's Commission on Ethics 20/20
Suffolk University Professor of Law




ETHICS AND TECHNOLOGY:  WHERE WORLDS COLLIDE



In the electronic world, you can make an ethical mistake in record time.  Our experts will show you the ethical perils of e-mail, texting, metadata, cloud computing, poor data management, and many more challenges.  The virtual lawyer has special challenges when it comes to ethical duties.  These challenges will be discussed as well as the general ethical principles which guide all lawyers.  Case examples of lawyers who have been disciplined because of ethical lapses in the digital world will underscore the need for lawyers to understand the pitfalls of this new era of law practice and how to avoid them.



Bring your questions!  Our experts will cover mistakes lawyers have made with respect to:
• Electronic filing
• Redaction
• Metadata
• Use of Outlook Auto-Complete
• Pretexting
• Failure to do test restores on backups
• The perils of electronic marketing
• Lawyer websites
• Securing PDF documents
• Disaster recovery
• Ethical Outsourcing
• Virtual lawyering



SHARON D. NELSON, PRESIDENT
JOHN W. SIMEK, VICE PRESIDENT
Sensei Enterprises, Inc.



THE WEST VIRGINIA RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT AND THE IMPACT OF E-LAWYERING AND TECHNOLOGY:  WHAT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TODAY AND WHAT TO EXPECT TOMORROW



RACHAEL L. FLETCHER CIPOLETTI, CHIEF LAWYER
West Virginia Office of Disciplinary Counsel

SHARON D. NELSON, PRESIDENT
JOHN W. SIMEK, VICE PRESIDENT
Sensei Enterprises, Inc.

PROFESSOR ANDREW M. PERLMAN, CHIEF REPORTER
ABA's Commission on Ethics 20/20
Suffolk University Professor of Law




ON THE TRAIL OF THE CRAIGSLIST KILLER:  A CASE STUDY IN DIGITAL FORENSICS



  The hunt for the Craigslist Killer involved many kinds of digital evidence -- without it, Philip Markoff might never have been caught.  As a crime story, the elements of the investigation are compelling -- murder, robbery, masseuses, bondage, kidnapping, gambling, suicide, and a suspect who was a medical student engaged to a nice young woman -- and a great deal of blood.  The digital evidence included video images, disposable cell phones, text messages, e-mails, cell phone towers, IP address tracing, digitized fingerprints, possible wireless network poaching, and Facebook postings.  On the framework of this astonishing tale, our experts will flesh out the digital forensics aspects of the case as well as focus on the privacy implications for all of us -- innocent OR guilty.



SHARON D. NELSON, PRESIDENT
JOHN W. SIMEK, VICE PRESIDENT
Sensei Enterprises, Inc.




WHEN YOU DIE, WILL YOUR DIGITAL ASSETS GO TO HELL?



The acquisition of digital assets happened so suddenly that the law was wholly unprepared to deal with it.  Ask most lawyers to define a digital asset and they will be clueless. While most people recognize that social media posts, e-mails, and texts may constitute digital assets, they often fail to think of the real-life value of property in software such as Second Life, or that IDs and passwords, used to manage the receipt and payment of bills or the management of bank accounts or stocks, also constitute digital assets.  How about our electronic collections of books, photos, movies, and music?



Our experts will discuss:
• Defining digital assets
• Current state laws addressing digital assets
• Strategies for dealing with different kinds of digital assets
• Sample language to include in wills and trusts
• True-life stories of failures to provide for digital assets and the consequences



SHARON D. NELSON, PRESIDENT
JOHN W. SIMEK, VICE PRESIDENT
Sensei Enterprises, Inc.



THE LEGAL ETHICS OF SOCIAL MEDIA



Popular forms of social media, such as Facebook and LinkedIn, offer lawyers powerful new tools for marketing their practices and engaging in factual investigation.  These new tools, however, give rise to ethics issues that lawyers need to consider and address.  This program will identify those issues and describe best practices for dealing with them.  The program will be presented by Andrew Perlman, a professor at Suffolk University Law School and the Chief Reporter for an ABA Commission that successfully proposed recent amendments to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct to address ethics issues arising out of lawyers’ increased use of technology.



PROFESSOR ANDREW M. PERLMAN, CHIEF REPORTER
ABA's Commission on Ethics 20/20
Suffolk University Professor of Law








This seminar is worth 7.8 WV MCLE credits, including 7.8 Ethics/L.O.M. credits.