The Lawyer’s Professional Responsibility Surrounding Technology, Electronic Communications, and Cybersecurity (ECB211014-P4)

Thursday, October 14, 2021

3:30 PM to 5:30 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

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About the Program

The past year and a half have highlighted the importance of using technology to keep our law firms and clients working. We also saw a corresponding rise in lawyer gaffes (meow!) and cyberattacks, as well as increasing regulation surrounding consumer data privacy. Case law, ethics opinions, and commentary to the ethics rules make it clear that all lawyers must “get smart” about the use of technology and the protection of digital client information from common mistakes and scams. This interactive panel will discuss some of the pitfalls surrounding law firm computing, e-mail, listservs, texting, videoconferencing, and remote working, and will present common cyber threat scenarios that law firms face and discuss how we should prepare for and respond to those scenarios, as required by certain rules of professional responsibility.

You Will Learn

  • Common pitfalls surrounding law firm computing, e-mail, listservs, texting, videoconferencing, and remote working
  • About common cyber threat scenarios that law firms face
  • How to prepare for and respond to cyber threats as required by the rules of professional responsibility

CLE Credit: 2.0 CT (Ethics); 2.0 NY (Ethics)

Speakers

David Atkins David P. Atkins
Pullman & Comley LLC, Bridgeport

Stephen Conover Stephen J. Conover
Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP, Stamford

Andrew Mathieson Andrew Mathieson
Marcum LLP, Boston, MA

Sherwin Yoder Sherwin M. Yoder
Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP, Waterbury

Moderator

Hon. Julie Manning Hon. Julie A. Manning
United States Bankruptcy Court, Bridgeport