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Technology for Lawyers
THIS MONTH: Firearms in the Workplace • Lawyer Blogging: Ethical Issues and Practical Tips • View from the Bench: Trial Basics • In the Hot-Seat: In-House Counsel as Witnesses • Effective Client Communication Across Generational and Other Divides • Ephemeral Data and Other Emerging Technology more »
Increasingly technology is integrated into the practice of law. Examine lawyers' current ethical responsibility in relation to the use of technology and how such responsibility may change as technological advances, like artificial intelligence, become more commonplace in the practice of law. more »
Session 1: What Small and Mid-Size Businesses Need to Know About GDPR - The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been a game-changer for companies of all sizes. Learn the important details of GDPR including who it applies to, recent guidance from European Data Protection Authorities, and how to gauge and mitigate the risk to your organization.
Session 2: Cybersecurity: Lessons Learned from Recent Breaches - Get an overview of recent data breaches and the consequences in terms of litigation, government regulation and enforcement, policy and practice changes at the affected entities, and lessons for other companies going forward.
Session 3: Indemnification and Insurance: Contractual Risk Transfer Provisions - Contract terms designed to allocate risk and mandate the procurement of insurance are a critical component of any corporate risk management program. Avoid surprises by understanding what risk transfer provisions can (and cannot) accomplish and how they interface with the company’s own insurance programs. more »
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 »
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 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 »