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Dealing with New Technologies in the Legal World

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Produced on January 28, 2020

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Course Information

Time 1h 1m
Difficulty Beginner

Course Description

Attorneys and their clients are presented with new technologies on a near-daily basis. These technologies include, for example, artificial intelligence, "smart" contracts, and blockchain. Many of these technologies will impact the practice of law as well as the means by which clients conduct their personal affairs or businesses. This course will use these examples to address the impact of new technologies on attorneys and their clients and how attorneys might anticipate and evaluate the impact of new technologies.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define and anticipate “new technologies" and how these might impact the practice of law
  2. Review the duties of competence under RPC 1.1, confidentiality under 1.6, and supervision under 5.1, and how they are impacted by new technologies
  3. Establish a framework that attorneys can use when confronted by new technologies in their practices and by their clients

Credit Information

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Ronald Hedges


Ronald is a member of Dentons' Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group. He has an extensive experience in e-discovery and in management of complex litigation and has served as a special master, arbitrator and mediator. He also consults on management and discovery of electronically stored information ("ESI"). 

Ron Hedges was a United States Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey from 1986 to 2007. While a magistrate judge, he was the Compliance Judge for the Court Mediation Program, a member of the Lawyers Advisory Committee, and both a member of, and reporter for, the Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Committee. From 2001 to 2005 he was a member of the Advisory Group of Magistrate Judges. 

Ron was an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University School, where he taught mediation skills. He was an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center and remains an adjunct professor at Rutgers School of Law— Newark. He taught courses on electronic discovery and evidence at both these schools. Ron was a Fellow at the Center for Information Technology of Princeton University for 2010-11 and 2011-12. He is also a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas.

Gail L. Gottehrer

Law Office of Gail Gottehrer LLC

Gail Gottehrer is the Founder of the Law Office of Gail Gottehrer LLC.  Her practice focuses on emerging technologies, including autonomous vehicles, AI, the Internet of Things (IoT), biometrics, robots and facial recognition technology, and the privacy and security laws and ethical issues associated with the data collected and used by these technologies.  She is one of the few defense lawyers to have been involved in the trial of a class action to verdict before a jury.

Gail teaches Law for Knowledge Innovation at Columbia University, and is a member of the Advisory Board for Rutgers University’s Leading Disruptive Innovation Program, and a Fellow at the Center for Legal Innovation at Vermont Law School.

Gail is a member of the State of Connecticut’s Task Force to Study Fully Autonomous Vehicles.  She is also a member of the New York State Bar Association’s Task Force on Autonomous Vehicles and the Law, and Co-Chairs the Task Force’s Regulatory, Safety, Law and Policy Subcommittee.  Gail serves as Co-Chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Technology and the Legal Profession Committee, and is a member of the New York State Bar Association’s Transportation Law Committee, Chair-Elect of the ABA TIPS Automobile Litigation Committee, and Co-Chair of the National Association of Women Lawyers’ IP & Technology Affinity Group.  She is also a Member of the IEEE P7014™ Working Group that is developing a Standard for Ethical Considerations in Emulated Empathy in Autonomous and Intelligent Systems.

Gail was selected as one the Profiles in Diversity Journal’s 2017 Women Worth Watching in STEM and one of the Connecticut Technology Council’s 2016 Women of Innovation.  She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Murray C. Goldman, in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas.  Gail is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.


Dulce P.

Presenters very knowledgeable and content was very interesting and valuable.

James G.

Excellent program in an increasingly important area of the law. Thanks.

Chavez A.

Great job!

Judd H.

good course, instructors and content

Gonzalo G.

Extraordinary presenters. Eye-opening subject that many attorneys have no clue how to handle. Honestly, I think this is probably the best presentation by two affable and competent lecturers. Good job!

Tracey A.

Super informative.

Becky F.

I thought the speakers were very qualified and had had experience in this area.

Brenda G.

They were definitely the dynamic duo.

Mark B.

Superb and a real eye opener on our technological concerns and what's out there and what must be protected.

Abe P.

Very update and relevant

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Amie P.

Very informative

Merrick W.

Good overview.

Joanne H.

extremely good and helpful

Alexa W.

Great speakers would listen to others with them

Susan R.

Very informative and helpful.

Gal G.

Great class.

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Steven M.

Instructors were very good. Thank you.

Richard C.

Well delivered seminar

Michael L.

Presenters very interesting and informative

paul m.

Great team.

Joseph M.

Very informative

Dahyun K.

Very interesting program

John D.

The presenters were very knowledgeable and presented the subject matter very well...

Jeff A.

I spent the day with you both today; thank you for the information and insights!

James H.

Thank you for offering courses with presenters of this level of experience and expertise, and with such pleasant personalities - I enjoyed watching their 4 webcasts today.

Holly R.

2ND CLASS I've Taken with these presenters and very helpful, informative and knowledgeable, Thank you!

Pauline M.

Really good presentation.

Michaella L.

Interesting topics, would like to hear more about it.

Kathleen J. P.

Great considerations on protection of data.

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