On Demand

Cyber-Based Legal Malpractice Claims and Ethics Concerns

1h 1m

Created on May 23, 2022





This program will explore the multiple cyber-based risks attorneys face through the dual lenses of legal malpractice risk management and ethical obligation compliance. Cyber-based claims are an exponentially growing threat to lawyers and impact every area of practice. This course reviews the basics of legal malpractice claims along with corresponding ethical considerations in the context of cyber threats while providing practical advice for anticipating, mitigating, and surviving cyber crises. Cyber-based causes of action, common defenses, and jurisdictional considerations will be discussed as well as risk management techniques and best practices, including an overview to develop a cyber-risk management team and plan. Newly admitted as well as experienced attorneys will benefit from this presentation and real-world tools will be provided to benefit all types of lawyers, from solo practitioners to national firms.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify legal and ethical cyber risks
  2. Discuss common defenses and risk management techniques
  3. Prepare a cyber-risk response plan

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