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Ethical Issues Attorneys Face in Today’s Modern Technology

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Produced on June 16, 2018

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Course Information

Time 75 minutes
Difficulty Beginner
Categories Ethics

Course Description

It seems like technological changes are occurring at a breakneck pace. While all attorneys are governed by the Rules of Professional Conduct, attorneys now face significant challenges in complying with the ethics rules which require them to stay current with technology. While many attorneys are having a hard enough time keeping up with their clients and case load, they now have the added responsibility of being competent with technology. Attorneys need to be able to integrate appropriate tech tools into their practice making sure they do not violate any of their ethical responsibilities.

In this program, attorney Joseph Bambara will discuss the latest developments in technology that are affecting the way attorneys practice law, keep their client information safe and interact with clients, witnesses, adversaries and the courts. We will focus on privacy, cloud computing, cybersecurity, big data, cryptocurrency and the blockchain as well as the resulting case law and legislation. Don't be left behind, and above all, don't let technological changes cost you your career.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the latest developments in technology that are affecting the practice of law
  2. Examine how these developments impact the ethical obligation of attorneys to safeguard client information and communicate with them effectively
  3. Review recent case law and legislation governing the latest technological developments, such as privacy, cloud computing, cybersecurity, big data, cryptocurrency and the blockchain

This course originally appeared as a part of our June 2018 Bridge the Gap Event.  

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Joseph J. Bambara


Joseph J Bambara, Esq., CIPP/US has a private practice as Counsel for law firms as well as affiliate marketing, media and technology firms. He is expert in developing blockchain ICO’s, business organization, privacy policy, trademark/copyright applications, notice and compliance, eDiscovery and cyberSecurity for media, advertising, retailing and big data, as well as software licensing/ contracting for all platforms (enterprise, mobile, and client). He is expert in legal compliance with State and Federal laws, including ECPA, HIPAA, COPPA, CAN-SPAM, TCPA and DMCA. He is the co-chair of the New York County Lawyers Association Law and Technology Committee.In a parallel career, he is an Entrepreneur/Technologist for architectural and software development firms. He has experience with experience in blockchain, cyber security, banking, financial, manufacturing, healthcare and legal applications. He is the author of “Blockchain: A Practical Guide to Developing Business, Law, and Technology Solutions” as well as 10 other internationally published books on software development covering the Blockchain, Java, SQL and related technologies.


Suzanne V.

Excellent course! Presenter was top notch--extremely knowledgeable and interesting. Hopefully there are more courses taught by Mr. Bambara.

Edward K.

Excellent presentation!

Claire C.

Speaker was very engaging.

Dane R.


Larry S.

The presenter was excellent.

Neelam N.

very informative presentation

Andrew S.

Great instructors

John K.

Entertaining too!

Jeffrey M.

Outstanding. Well worth the time.

Bernard V.

Very interesting program.

Steven S.

really interesting to see a fairly conservative industry have to adapt to modern technology .

Nikki T.

This course was VERY good. The teacher did a great job of breaking down very complex issues and ideas. Highly recommended as this is an important issue for all attorneys.

Hubert L.

Excellent presentation with lots of timely information.

Joseph H.

Interesting video - good speaker

Mark B.

written materials look very good

Edward M.

really good; time well spent

Steve S.

Very interesting presentation.

Steven B.


Jeremy B.

Outstanding presentation. A+

Nicole G.

Excellent, knowledge and genuinely interesting.

Alysa K.

Very informative and great presenter.

Steven F.

Excellent overview of cybersecurity risks applicable to all, including attorneys. Would have liked more specifics, though, on the ethical issues attorneys face in this regard. Speaker was extremely knowledgeable and his written materials are chock full of info that I will go back to and go through carefully. Worthwhile program.

Pamela W.

Interesting presentation, but not very relevant to my practice.

Leah G.

excellent presenter.

Kenneth R.

Very good program

Kamran Y.

This was very helpful, especially in todays world.

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