This free webinar talks about the tech and security issues raised by working remotely. Topics include the equipment you need, collaboration and video conferencing software, how to access the law firm network securely, making sure you have sufficient bandwidth, checking the security of your home router, virtual private networks (VPNs), remote access through LogMeIn and other software, the dangers of home machines vs. firm-issued devices, handling mail and telephones, video conferencing security and tips, using the cloud to help out and how cybercriminals are attacking home networks to get into law firm networks.
COVID-19 has fundamentally changed the practice of law from a law firm office to the dining room table. From hackers to Zoombombers, telecommuting full-time is a scary place. Get some reassuring advice and make your practice the safest it can be, for you and your clients.
More and more businesses, civic authorities and law firms have employees working from home. What does this mean for the practice of law? How do you meet with clients and respect your ethical obligations of confidentiality? Whilst a robust teleworking environment allows us to continue our work, you need to make sure you don’t expose your practice or your clients to the pitfalls presented by this new mode of work.
With decades of experience in the legal tech space, our panel will walk you through some of the common considerations you need to address: from the equipment you use and how it’s connected to the ways you now communicate, Sharon, John and Lucian have the best practices you need to keep your practice safe from the cyber ‘bad guys’ and keep you in compliance with your ethical responsibilities toward your clients.
On the cusp of an AI revolution, the legal profession urgently needs to tackle the issues that this raises: from the transparency and trustworthiness of AI, to concerns that AI technology may reflect the biases and prejudices of its developers and trainers, which in turn may lead to skewed results. Navigating these waters as an attorney who uses (or is looking to use) AI requires the new charts and tools that expert legal ethical education provides.
In August 2019, at the urging of its Science & Technology Law Section, the American Bar Association adopted a long-awaited resolution urging courts and lawyers “to address the emerging ethical and legal issues related to the usage of artificial intelligence (“AI”) in the practice of law.”
Join our cutting-edge team of ethical and technological legal experts as they guide you through a discussion of the ethical considerations of using AI for the legal profession with practical examples of how best to ensure you serve your clients better and ethically (!) with AI.
Headless Chickens and Zombie Data: Your Ethical Obligations for Disasters and Data Breaches (On-Demand CLE)
Don’t get caught running in circles, with no idea what to do when disaster strikes, whether it’s in the form of hurricanes, floods, or cyberattacks! Law firms must carefully consider how their data will not only be protected against these threats but also ensure its availability post-disaster. Join us as we navigate the roadmaps of recent ABA ethical opinions on this topic and learn how best to prepare for the worst… BEFORE IT HAPPENS!
Learn to secure your firm against breaches! Join our information security specialists, Sharon D. Nelson and John W. Simek, as they provide an overview of the actors, roles, and impacts of a firm cybersecurity breach.
Do you ever worry about what the ethical duty of technology competence might require of you as an attorney? Take this course to explore the benefits and risks of attorneys’ use of current technologies. Faculty will focus on the duty of technology competence (Rule 1.1) and confidentiality (Rule 1.6) and how to implement those ethical rules in the real world. And to further capture your attention, the session will include real-life stories of lawyers’ ethical misadventures with technology.
Information security is key to the success of any law practice. With the increased use of the internet during our “new normal,” cybersecurity has new significance. The cyber risks are greater when attorneys and their staff are working remotely.
This 1-hour seminar designed for attorneys will identify the ethical rules that most often are involved with cybersecurity, including:
- Duty of competence (Rule 1.1)
- Duty to keep confidential data secure (Rule 1.6)
- Duty to supervise both lawyers and non-lawyers (Rule 5.1)
- Duty of communication (Rule 1.4)
Our speakers will then translate those duties into actionable and practical steps that lawyers can take in order to comply with their ethical duties.
This webinar talks about the tech and security issues raised by working remotely. Topics include the equipment you need, collaboration and video conferencing software, how to access the law firm network securely, making sure you have sufficient bandwidth, checking the security of your home router, virtual private networks (VPNs), remote access through LogMeIn and other software, the dangers of home machines vs. firm-issued devices, handling mail and telephones, video conferencing security and tips, using the cloud to help out and how cybercriminals are attacking home networks to get into law firm networks.
Disaster Recovery: Ethics and Practical Steps (Online Seminar)
“Disaster planning is especially important for lawyers. Not only is it necessary to protect, preserve, and in extreme cases rebuild one’s practice or firm, lawyers also have special obligations to their clients. Lawyers must represent the client competently and diligently, safeguard the client’s property, and maintain client confidentiality and communications. These obligations are neither excused nor waived following a disaster.” —ABA Special Committee on Disaster Response and Preparedness
Cybersecurity Training for Attorneys and Law Firm Employees (Online Seminar)
Education is the first step in abiding by your ethical duties and protecting your firm from phishing threats and other common cyber-attacks.
Learn how attackers trick people into clicking on links and giving out information—and how you can implement an effective cybersecurity awareness program in your firm, including options such as awareness videos, realistic phishing tests, and more. This practical program will include tips to ensure that you and your employees are educated and an effective part of your “human firewall.”
Fairfax Bar Association
Family Law Section Meeting CLE: What’s Hot in Digital Forensics for Family Lawyers?
Join Sharon D. Nelson, Esq. and John W. Simek of Sensei Enterprises, Inc., on this presentation on the most recent developments and issues in digital forensics related to domestic relations, including: digital evidence from smart phones (types, access, etc.); practical advice for clients; ethical duties for attorneys; restrictions on use; Federal law; and much more!
When the Bell Tolls for Thee: Ethical Disaster Recovery CLE – Originally Presented at the FBA Convention in Puerto Rico 2019
This program features Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., and John W. Simek, President and Vice-President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc. During this presentation the topics will include ethics and disaster planning for lawyers, data breaches, and disaster recovery tips from the ABA Law Practice Division.
National Business Institute
AI is just starting find its roots within the legal profession, and it’s already revolutionized the way many lawyers practice law. Outside the context of eDiscovery, new outcome prediction, contract analysis and workflow automation tools present massive efficiencies and insights for all types of attorneys, not to mention their corporate clients. As new solutions and capabilities continue to hit the legal market in quick succession, it’s time to consider what this shift means for lawyers. How are lawyers using AI today, and what does the future hold for the profession? What do you need to know when a machine starts making decisions for you, your adversary or your client? Don’t miss this exciting and engaging course on AI and the legal profession!
With technology ever present in our professional and personal lives, knowing when to unplug and refresh is vital. Join our engaging and informative speakers in a conversation about how detaching can increase your service to your clients, productivity, vitality, and wellbeing. This session tackles realistic strategies and best practices for unplugging.
This course will cover the nuts and bolts of best cybersecurity practices for law firms, as well as the ethical requirements for cybersecurity.