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Technology for Lawyers
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Session 1: Software Patentability and the Exhaustion Doctrine - In the last year, patent law has seen a critical change to software patentability and an important clarification to the patent exhaustion doctrine, each of which likely impacts the value of your company’s patent portfolio. Take a practical look at the ramifications of the new limitations on software patentability, as well as the boundaries of the patent exhaustion doctrine, and explore strategies for using each doctrine to your company’s benefit.
Session 2: Social Media: They Grow Up So Fast - Social media has gone from a brand new technology to an integral part of our lives in a handful of years. The initial wave of legal questions is now being replaced by more mature issues and understandings of the technology. Hear some of the most recent developments in social media and the law.
Session 3: Cyber Privacy - An update of privacy concerns including new state and federal privacy regulations and requirements and dealing with privacy concerns in a cyber world. Practical drafting tips and dos and don’ts for privacy policies and practices are covered.
Session 4: Personal Devices: Enhancing Employee Productivity or Inviting Problems? - With increasing frequency, employees use their own smart phones, tablets, and computers to work on company business and remotely access customer and company information. While this allows employees to work from any location and outside of normal work hours, it also raises a variety of potential problems such as protecting company proprietary information, preserving privileges, paying overtime under the FLSA, and dealing with departing employees who may have copied or accessed sensitive information during or after their employment ends. Explore the many legal issues that arise out of this technological change and suggestions for possible mechanisms to protect companies as they seek to keep pace with these changes. 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 »
Technology presents a host of new and complex ethical issues for lawyers to navigate. Managing client communications via text and email, 24/7 accessibility to clients, maintaining confidentiality in the age of hackers, having an online presence as a lawyer, and using social media and electronic advertising to augment your practice are just some of the issues to consider. 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 »
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 »