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About this Program

The use of electronic information is becoming more and more commonplace  It is essential for attorneys to know how to protect their clients’ – and their own – interests.  Whether it’s computer drives produced by an adversary or third party or confidential material found on your own company or firm network, almost all of the information underlying today’s commercial and legal marketplace is electronic and mishandling it can lead to a number of problems.  Improperly accessing data either from an opponent’s ‘digital media’ received during an ongoing litigation or internally as part of a company investigation can alter the evidence, potentially rendering it inadmissible.  Confidential firm or client information stored insecurely can be compromised.  Ultimately, attorneys can be held responsible when this information mishandled.  Attorney Scott Aurnou introduces the ethical and legal malpractice standards that apply under these circumstances, provides a background of how electronic data is stored, outlines the forensic investigative process and highlights steps needed to avoid computer forensic errors.  He then discusses law office network security, emphasizing various types of external and internal cyber threats and ways to identify and protect your network from them.  Mr. Aurnou also offers suggestions to keep client and firm information safe both in-house and on various mobile devices and talks about the secure disposal of the valuable (and often confidential) information stored on your firm’s computer drives.

Agenda:
I.     Introduction to Electronic Evidence
II.    Ethical and Legal Malpractice Standards
III.   Data-Related Malpractice Risks
IV.    Data Storage and the Computer Forensic Process
V.     Law Office Network Security Concerns

Reviews

Lakema
Alexandria, VA

Awesome seminar!

Susan
Boston, MA

very informative

Shannon
New York, NY

Loved this lecture. Really really practical and taught me a lot about how to protect my information from hackers. Great!!!

June B.
Hawthorn Woods, AL

Awesome!

Dane
New York, NY

Very competent presentation.

Paul
Evanston, IL

Fantastic - thorough and well presented.

James
Garden City, NY

Very interesting.

Mala
Washington, DC

Information every lawyer should know.

Jacob
Chicago,

Excellent

Jason
Buffalo Grove, IL

Informative

Robert
New York, NY

Speaker provided important insight into how to handle electronic evidence.

Dawn
Hickory,

Scott Aurnou is an excellent speaker and presenter. What could potentially be very dry, technical information is presented in a lively, engaging manner. This was no boring CLE you dredge through waiting for it to be over. I will look for more courses presented by Mr. Aurnou.

jeffrey
Flushing, NY

EXCELLENT

John
Franklin, TN

really good

Timothy
Fpo, IT

Excellent and informative

Penny
Jamul, CA

Some questions were left in my mind--maybe that's good. I got the feeling this was in the extreme and meant for large firms more than sole practitioner practice, but I was fascinated.

Eric
San Francisco, CA

I really like this instructor.

Scott
Collierville, TN

Good speaker. Good material.

Obayomi
New York, NY

Excellent

William
Killybegs, Co. Donegal, PA

Excellent program and presentation on chain of custody as it applies to electronic evidence. Great follow up resources and information for what is now necessary research.

Gerald
Oyster Bay, NY

Very knowledgeable and entertaining instructor

Andrea
Superior, CO

One of the best seminars I have listened to!

Qian
Vienna, VA

Excellent! Scott appears very knowledgeable.

Melissa
South Bend, IN

Great session. Could have been longer and covered more though. Very interesting.

Jennifer
New Rochelle, NY

very informative and interesting and NOT a bit tedious. speaker made technical aspects of presentation very accessible.

Jeffrey
Atlanta, GA

Good information about using the computer.

Victor
Libertyville, IL

Outstanding!

Martha
Long Island City, NY

Fantastic.

Aronda
Stockton, KS

Excellent program and presentation.

David
New York, NY

good overview even for a someone with limited tech experience

Nichon
Madison, MS

I finally understand "bytes"!!

Kathryn
New York, NY

This presenter is one of the best I have seen on Lawline.

Edward
Somerville,

Very good

Jim
Kingsport, TN

Great presentation, very useful information

Young Ki
New York, NY

Good Primer on very difficult topic

Lisa
Livingston, NJ

interesting!

Bradley
Wallingford, PA

Informative session.

Loriann
Secaucus,

Good speaker

Frank
Boise, ID

an eye opener well done

Alisa
New York, NY

Lots of good practical information provided.

Jeffrey L.
Old Westbury, NY

good speaker, knew his materials and subject

Michael
Mamahawkin, NJ

Was very good but I had hoped for more on the evidence-related issue. Would strongly recommend

Melissa
Orchard Park, NY

great!

Tito
San Francisco, CA

One of the best MCLE presentations I have ever heard. Only wish he would have had more time to cover all the material in a more detailed manner. Three hours would not have been too much time.

Jonathan
Kingston, NY

Very informative. Excellent speaker.

Diana
Rye Brook, NY

Truly superb in every way! Bravo! Well done!

Sandra
Chicago, IL

Poised and prepared speaker. Highly informative and comprehensive. But scary stuff--makes me want to go back to a typewriter, landline, carbon paper and a double-locked file cabinet inside a bulletproof safe.

Edna
Chicago, IL

Some overlap with his other programs but the information is invaluable for non tech savvy lawyers in particular. For many of us it is a whole new world out there.

Thomas
Springfield, IL

Obviously knows his material.

Diane
Canton, NY

Very good, lots of important information, very technical

Rating

Presenters

Production Date

November 14, 2011

Credits

Alaska
0.5 Ethics
1 General
Arizona
0.5 Ethics
1 General
California
0.5 Ethics
1 General
Idaho
0.5 Ethics
1.5 General
North Dakota
0.5 Ethics
1 General
New York
0.5 Ethics
1 Professional Practice
Georgia
0.5 Ethics
1 General
New Jersey
0.5 Ethics
1 General
Illinois
0.5 Ethics
1 General