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Answer Bar: Maximizing Technology in Your Law Practice

Contains material from Jul 2017 to Jun 2018

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Session 1: Technology’s Disruption of the Legal Profession - Explore various technologies and emerging platforms that continue to influence the legal industry, including key considerations in implementing these technologies and related ethical concerns.

Session 2: Cyber Ethics: Ensuring Compliance with Evolving Technology Lawyers today find that keeping client information safe is more challenging when using today’s technology tools. You don’t have to have a degree in computer science to understand how to avoid ethical missteps related to technology. Lawyer-friendly information on cyber ethics is provided.

Session 3: Artificial Intelligence and its Effect on the Legal Industry AI is getting a lot of attention, creating fears and in many cases unrealistic expectations. Explore the reality of AI, how it practically can impact legal work flows, and how it can be a positive force that enables lawyers to do their jobs faster, cheaper and better for their clients.

Session 4: Data Analytics: The Answer to Your Law Firm's Innovation Effort - Learn how to easily kick-start your firm’s innovation efforts, close the gender pay gap (for you and your clients), and use data to reduce bias, improve inclusion as part of a diversity and inclusion initiative, and simultaneously use proven scientific methods to improve bottom-line profitability!

Session 5: Avoiding Ethical Issues with Lawyers' Use of Social Media The world of social media presents a multitude of pitfalls for practitioners and judges alike. Hear from pioneers in the field on how to make the most of social media's advantages without running afoul of applicable disciplinary rules. Listen to a discussion about cutting edge issues not yet addressed under Texas law and proposed disciplinary rules currently under consideration by the Texas Supreme Court.

Session 6: 30 Apps in 30 Minutes - A quick survey of useful apps and tech tips for lawyers, trust officers, and caregivers.

Session 7: Law Firm Data Security and the Ethical Duty of Technology Competence - As clients demand attorneys deliver legal services more efficiently by using technology it increases pressure to have technical knowledge and proficiency. Further, the American Bar Association and 28 states have created a model rule for the ethical duty of technology competence. Hear an overview of the significant material risks and impact on a law firm following a breach and the potential consequences from an ethics and disciplinary perspective.
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Total Credit Hours:
4.50 | 3.25 ethics     Credit Info

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2019

Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

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1. Technology’s Disruption of the Legal Profession (Jul 2017)

Lance A. Jones, James M. McCormack, W. Reid Wittliff

1.00 1.00 0.00 1.00 | 1.00 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 61 mins
Audio (mp3) 61 mins
Slides (pdf) 11 pgs

SESSION 1 — 61 mins, credit 1.00 | 1.00 ethics

Session 1:

Technology’s Disruption of the Legal Profession (Jul 2017)

Explore various technologies and emerging platforms that continue to influence the legal industry, including key considerations in implementing these technologies and related ethical concerns.

Originally presented at: May 2017 Technology Law Conference

Lance A. Jones, Jones & Spross PLLC - Austin, TX
James M. McCormack, The Law Office of James M. McCormack - Austin, TX
W. Reid Wittliff, Wittliff | Cutter | Austin, PLLC - Austin, TX

2. Cyber Ethics: Ensuring Compliance with Evolving Technology (Mar 2018)

Jim Calloway

0.75 0.75 0.00 0.75 | 0.75 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 41 mins
Audio (mp3) 41 mins
Paper (pdf) 16 pgs
Slides (pdf) 28 pgs

SESSION 2 — 41 mins, credit 0.75 | 0.75 ethics

Session 2:

Cyber Ethics: Ensuring Compliance with Evolving Technology (Mar 2018)

Lawyers today find that keeping client information safe is more challenging when using today’s technology tools. You don’t have to have a degree in computer science to understand how to avoid ethical missteps related to technology. Lawyer-friendly information on cyber ethics is provided.

Originally presented at: Feb 2018 Managing Your Success: Practice Management at the Next Level

Jim Calloway, Oklahoma Bar Association - Oklahoma City, OK

3. Artificial Intelligence and its Effect on the Legal Industry (Jan 2018)

Dan Jansen

0.50 0.25 0.00 0.50 | 0.25 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 33 mins
Audio (mp3) 33 mins
Slides (pdf) 24 pgs

SESSION 3 — 33 mins, credit 0.50 | 0.25 ethics

Session 3:

Artificial Intelligence and its Effect on the Legal Industry (Jan 2018)

AI is getting a lot of attention, creating fears and in many cases unrealistic expectations. Explore the reality of AI, how it practically can impact legal work flows, and how it can be a positive force that enables lawyers to do their jobs faster, cheaper and better for their clients.

Originally presented at: Nov 2017 Bankruptcy Conference

Dan Jansen, Nextlaw Labs - Palo Alto, CA

4. Data Analytics: The Answer to Your Law Firm's Innovation Effort (Jun 2018)

Zev J. Eigen

0.50 0.00 0.00 0.50  

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Video (mp4) 29 mins
Audio (mp3) 29 mins
Slides (pdf) 21 pgs

SESSION 4 — 29 mins, credit 0.50

Session 4:

Data Analytics: The Answer to Your Law Firm's Innovation Effort (Jun 2018)

Learn how to easily kick-start your firm’s innovation efforts, close the gender pay gap (for you and your clients), and use data to reduce bias, improve inclusion as part of a diversity and inclusion initiative, and simultaneously use proven scientific methods to improve bottom-line profitability! 

Originally presented at: May 2018 Labor and Employment Law Conference

Zev J. Eigen, Syndio - Los Angeles, CA

5. Avoiding Ethical Issues with Lawyers' Use of Social Media (Dec 2017)

Elaine Grafton Carlson, John G. Browning, Hon. Gena N. Slaughter

0.75 0.75 0.00 0.75 | 0.75 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 47 mins
Audio (mp3) 47 mins
Paper (pdf) 2 pgs
Paper (pdf) 4 pgs
Paper (pdf) 4 pgs
Slides (pdf) 36 pgs

SESSION 5 — 47 mins, credit 0.75 | 0.75 ethics

Session 5:

Avoiding Ethical Issues with Lawyers' Use of Social Media (Dec 2017)

The world of social media presents a multitude of pitfalls for practitioners and judges alike. Hear from pioneers in the field on how to make the most of social media's advantages without running afoul of applicable disciplinary rules. Discuss cutting edge issues not yet addressed under Texas law and proposed disciplinary rules currently under consideration by the Texas Supreme Court.

Originally presented at: Nov 2017 Civil Litigation Conference

Elaine Grafton Carlson, South Texas College of Law Houston - Houston, TX
John G. Browning, Passman & Jones - Dallas, TX
Hon. Gena N. Slaughter, 191st District Court - Dallas, TX

6. 30 Apps in 30 Minutes (Feb 2018)

Leah Cohen, Michael J. Curran

0.50 0.00 0.00 0.50  

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Audio (mp3) 29 mins
Slides (pdf) 16 pgs

SESSION 6 — 29 mins, credit 0.50

Session 6:

30 Apps in 30 Minutes (Feb 2018)

A quick survey of useful apps and tech tips for lawyers, trust officers, and caregivers.

Originally presented at: Feb 2018 Special Needs Trusts

Leah Cohen, arrangeCARE - Austin, TX
Michael J. Curran, Michael Curran, PC - Austin, TX

7. Law Firm Data Security and the Ethical Duty of Technology Competence (Jun 2018)

Elizabeth C. Rogers

0.50 0.50 0.00 0.50 | 0.50 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 35 mins
Audio (mp3) 37 mins
Slides (pdf) 21 pgs

SESSION 7 — 35 mins, credit 0.50 | 0.50 ethics

Session 7:

Law Firm Data Security and the Ethical Duty of Technology Competence (Jun 2018)

As clients demand attorneys deliver legal services more efficiently by using technology it increases pressure to have technical knowledge and proficiency. Further, the American Bar Association and 28 states have created a model rule for the ethical duty of technology competence. Hear an overview of the significant material risks and impact on a law firm following a breach and the potential consequences from an ethics and disciplinary perspective. 

Originally presented at: May 2018 Technology Law Conference

Elizabeth C. Rogers, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP - Austin, TX