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Ethics of Maintaining Client Confidences in a Digital World (Teleseminar)
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Ethics of Maintaining Client Confidences in a Digital World (Teleseminar)

1 CLE hour, including 1 Ethics hour

When: 01/23/2015
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Contact: (404) 521-0781

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Ethics of Maintaining Client Confidences in a Digital World -
1 CLE hour, including 1 Ethics hour

One of the paramount duties of attorneys is to keep client confidences. Yet, everything in the life of a lawyer and the nature of a “wired” law firm challenges those confidences.  Networks, on which client files are stored, are shared and on very public networks in ways that lawyers may not understand.  Email is pervasive – on desktops and laptops, tablets and smartphones – and is seemingly easily “tapped.” Important conversations are held on smartphones, information exchanged via text, and tablets are carried everywhere for making notes, exchanging information, or transferring files.  Never before has it been easier to obtain or share information – or to inadvertently breach client confidences. The way we live and practice law with this new technology raises major ethical issues, including whether attorneys are competently managing their technology.  This program will provide you with a practical guide to major ethical issues in maintaining client confidences in a digital world.

How understanding and supervising law practice technology is a duty of competence
Duty to supervise others’ use of technology – assistants and paralegals, IT/email vendors, and others
Ensuring the integrity and security of data stored in and outside the firm
Recycling of law firm hardware and software to protect against breaches
Lost hard drives and the breach of confidences
Preventing inadvertent disclosure in email and other electronic transfers


Sue C. Friedberg
is a partner in the Pittsburg office of Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney, PC.  She is associate general counsel of the firm and responsible for guiding its attorneys in meeting the standards of ethical law practice. She supervises the firm's conflicts of interest review process and new business intake functions, and provides counsel for the firm as a business entity.  Earlier in her career, she focused on corporate finance, securities law, and general business transactions.  Ms. Friedberg earned her B.S., magna cum laude, from Georgetown University and her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Pittsburg School of law.

Matthew Corbin is Vice President and Director in the Professional Services Group of AON Risk Services, where he consults with the company’s law firm clients on professional responsibility and liability issues. Before joining AON, he was a partner with Lathrop & Gage, LLP, where he was a trial and appellate lawyer handling professional liability, commercial, business tort, employment, construction, insurance, and regulatory matters. Before entering private practice, he served as a judicial clerk to Judge Mary Briscoe of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.  Mr. Corbin earned his B.A. from the University of Kansas and his J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law.

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