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Ethics and Digital Communications: Teleseminar
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5/23/2018
When: Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Dial-in: 12:45 PM | Program: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Teleseminar: WebCredenza


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CLE CREDITS:  1.0 ethics

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These telephone seminars are presented by national speakers who are experts in their areas of practice often ABA Section chairs, authors of books in their areas of practice, and heads of practice groups.

Lawyer use of technology, in both their professional and personal lives, is escapable, and frequently those two worlds blend and give rise to substantial ethical issues. Lawyer talk to, email, text and otherwise communicate with clients using smartphones and tablets. Frequently these and laptops are connected to public or at best semi-secure networks, despite the fact they are used to carry sensitive and often confidential information. The ease of technology obscures its complexity – a complexity lawyers are required, as duty of competence, to understand before they use it.  Failure to understand, however, may lead to ethical complaint. This program will provide you with a roadmap through the maze of ethical issues that occur when lawyers use technology in their lives and practices.

  • Ethical issues when lawyers use professional and personal purposes
  • Blurry line between using technology – smartphones, tablets, laptops – for personal purposes v. law practice
  • WiFi and the “Cloud” – ensuring client communications & files are secure
  • Text messaging – the duty to retain certain client communications
  • Law firm web sites and blogs – what information can/can’t you share and promote for client development purposes?
  • Social media – understanding the limits of what information you can obtain on clients, adversaries, jurors and others

Faculty
Thomas E. Spahn, McGuireWoods, LLP – McLean, Virginia

REGISTRATION FEES
MSBA Standard Member: $69   |  Non-Members: $99

HOW IT WORKS
Prior to the program or on the morning of the program, you will receive an email from the MSBA containing a toll-free telephone number to call into the program.  You will also receive a .pdf containing the materials to download to your desktop or mobile device.

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CANCELLATION POLICY
Full refunds will be given to those who cancel by 4:30 p.m., 5 working days prior to the program. Registrants who cancel after this deadline but prior to the program date will be charged an administrative fee of $15 per credit hour. A link to download and print the materials will be sent to those who fail to cancel in advance.

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