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Technology for Lawyers
Session 1: Legal Ethics About Cryptocurrencies - Bitcoin and others of the 1,600+ cryptocurrencies are headline news every day, but also possible assets of debtors in bankruptcy. Explore the ethical issues lawyers need to be aware of regarding cryptocurrencies.
Session 2: #NoTweetingAfterMidnight: Ethical Risks in Social Media Use - Hear valuable guidance on dealing with the ethical minefield that is social media. Using real world examples and ethics opinions, listen to a discussion about the areas of practice in which social media use (or misuse) can present ethical and disciplinary concerns, as well as tips for using social media responsibly. more »
Session 1: Judicial Spotlight - The old guard interviews the new guard. Hear Judges Isgur and Gargotta facilitate conversation with Judges Rodriguez and Norman regarding judicial philosophies, procedures, and general practice tips. Learn more about what makes all of these judges tick!
Session 2: Technology in the Courtroom - Overview of courtroom technologies available to effectively and persuasively present visual and audio materials in court proceedings; evidentiary considerations associated with such technology use; and related practice tips and pointers. more »
THIS MONTH: Startups - Deal Killers and Near-Death Experiences • First Judges in Texas • Misbehavior in the C-Suite • Website Accessibility Lawsuits • Virtual Law Firms: Is It an Option for You? • Everyday Strategies for Avoiding Professional Misconduct more »
The ADA requires that websites be accessible to those with disabilities. Richard M. Hunt explains what “accessibility” means for websites and the legal theories behind such suits, and provides effective strategies for dealing with a claim against your client. more »
Access to legal services is not just a problem for the poor, it affects the middle class and small business owner too. If we want to see a meaningful increase in access, our profession must embrace technology and new models for legal service delivery. more »
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. more »
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! more »
Technological developments have fundamentally changed how IP legal services are delivered. From virtual offices to outsourced services, patent and other IP services can be provided faster and cheaper, and lawyers can have greater flexibility in where and how they work. Applying old ethics rules to new technologies can create risks for the unwary practitioner. Address how regulatory agencies, including the USPTO’s Office of Enrollment and Discipline, apply the Rules of Professional Conduct to modern technologies and evolving practice environments. more »
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. more »
Explore which social media tools and channels might be right for your organization, the communication and legal risks inherent in social media usage, and helpful strategies to mitigate those risks. more »
Explore the ethical concerns that can arise from the use (and misuse) of social media by attorneys, with particular attention to how tax practitioners should be aware of the benefits and risks of such technology. more »
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. more »
Electronic signatures are commonplace in virtually all that we do today, except the mortgage closing process. Explore the acceleration in digitalizing the mortgage settlement process from traditional in office closings to the future of online closings to enhance the overall consumer experience. more »
Session 1: Electronic Notarization - Has Texas set the national standard for online notarization? How online notarization will change the real estate practice.
Session 2: Technology and Ethics - Hear an overview of lawyers’ ethical obligations—and tips on avoiding potential ethical pitfalls—with respect to the technology we all use. more »
Session 1: The Ethics 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.
Session 2: Ethics Emergency Survival Kit - Ethics emergencies come up when you least expect them. Get the tools you need when your next ethics emergency arises.
Session 3: Lawyer Wellness: It Is All About You - A recent study indicates 40 percent of our 100,000 Texas lawyers may be suffering from depression, anxiety, and alcohol or drug dependency. Hear more about the current research on lawyer wellness, and learn simple strategies to ensure self-care and peak professional performance. Learn how confidential user-friendly 24/7 access to TLAP can help your colleagues that need help and can help yourself, too. more »
Session 1: The Business of Social Media - How are social media assets created and transferred? How are “visits” and “hits” measured and valued? Investigate the business of social media with profiles of prominent social media companies and get insight into many of the products in the social commerce space that help companies collect and make use of consumer-generated content.
Session 2: Hearsay in a Wireless World - Review important hearsay issues, with an emphasis on hearsay appearing in social media, texts, and other new media.
Session 3: Getting from Internet to Evidence - Social media can be a goldmine in certain cases, if you can discover relevant data and get it into evidence. Learn ethical methods of eDiscovery related to social media, the nuts and bolts of admitting social media data into evidence, and strategies for using that evidence on both liability and damages claims.
Session 4: Social Media and Homeowners Insurance: Are Your Facebook Posts Covered? - Litigation stemming from social media activities has exploded in recent years. While the defendants in these cases often look to their homeowners insurance for protection, the typical policy gives insurers multiple ways out. more »