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Technology Competence: Ethical Implications Presented by Technology

1h 2m

Created on December 21, 2021




This program, presented by Brian Pezzillo of Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC, will discuss top technology risks faced by law firms in the practice of representing clients across broad practice areas. Issues related to evolving ethical obligations governing lawyers' use of electronic devices in both communicating with clients as well as running law offices will be discussed, including addressing issues related to confidentiality, preservation, retention and destruction of data and proper ways of disposing of outdated devices.

This program will benefit attorneys of all levels as well as paralegals and other support staff who are involved in legal research, client communication and collection, and protection of confidential client information. The topics discussed will have broad applicability to a variety of practice areas. Additionally, information will be provided regarding the duties of attorneys to supervise the conduct of others in the practice of law.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss supervisory duties of attorneys 

  2. Analyze changing rules of conduct governing the use of technology 

  3. Learn how to safely dispose of data and outdated devices 

  4. Identify key technology risks regularly encountered by attorneys and their staff

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