Technology now allows lawyers to work from anywhere and at any time – from home, the road or in public places. Smartphones and tablets allow sophisticated communications from anywhere. Files can easily be stored in “the Cloud” and accessed from anywhere. But all this convenience comes with real and substantial ethical issues – the confidentiality of client communications, the security of files, preserving the attorney-client privilege, and much more.
Friday, February 26, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Nebraska Activity #119962, 1.0 hour Ethics
Technology now allows lawyers to work from anywhere and at any time – from home, the road or in public places. Smartphones and tablets allow sophisticated communications from anywhere. Files can easily be stored in “the Cloud” and accessed from anywhere. But all this convenience comes with real and substantial ethical issues – the confidentiality of client communications, the security of files, preserving the attorney-client privilege, and much more. Lawyers have a duty of competence to understand how commonplace personal and law office technology impacts their ethical duties. This program will provide you with a practical guide to significant ethical issues when lawyers use common personal and law office technology in their law practices.
- Ethics of using remote networks, storing files in “the Cloud,” and using smartphones and tablets
- Duty of competence to understand how technology works in law practice
- Ethical issues when attorneys work remotely – from home, from the road, and in public places
- Issues when smartphones and tablets are used to communicate with clients, adversaries and the courts
- Ethics and email – metadata, security, and preserving the attorney-client privilege
- Ensuring the confidentiality of client files stored in “the Cloud” – and understanding what files are out there
Thomas E. Spahn is a partner in the McLean, Virginia office of McGuireWoods, LLP, where he has a broad complex commercial, business and securities litigation practice. He also has a substantial practice advising businesses on properly creating and preserving the attorney-client privilege and work product protections. For more than 20 years he has lectured extensively on legal ethics and professionalism and has written “The Attorney-Client Privilege and the Work Product Doctrine: A Practitioner’s Guide,” a 750 page treatise published by the Virginia Law Foundation. Mr. Spahn has served as member of the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility and as a member of the Virginia State Bar's Legal Ethics Committee. He received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Yale University and his J.D. from Yale Law School.
Matthew Corbin is Vice President and Director in the Professional Services Group of AON Risk Services, where he consults with the company’s law firm clients on professional responsibility and liability issues. Before joining AON, he was a partner with Lathrop & Gage, LLP, where he was a trial and appellate lawyer handling professional liability, commercial, business tort, employment, construction, insurance, and regulatory matters. Before entering private practice, he served as a judicial clerk to Judge Mary Briscoe of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Mr. Corbin earned his B.A. from the University of Kansas and his J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law.
To Register:Cost $89.00
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- The day before the Program you will receive the dial in information and program materials
- We will submit the program participation information to the Nebraska State Bar Association within 48 hours of the program completion
Sara Weber, Nebraska State Bar Association
(402) 475-7091 ext # 131; email@example.com