The Ethics of ESI

New York City Bar
The Ethics of ESI: Competence, Confidentiality, and Changing Technology (OnDemand)
Originally held on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Program Fee:

$99 for Members | $199 for Nonmembers
Members who are Recent Law Graduates, Newly Admitted Lawyers (admitted for the first time in any state or country 2020-2022), In-House/Corporate Counsel, Judges, and attorneys who practice within the Government, Academic or Not-for-Profit sectors attend this program for free.

CLE Credit:
New York: 1.5 Ethics
New Jersey: 1.8 Professional Responsibility
California: 1.5 Professional Responsibility
Pennsylvania: 1.5 Professional Responsibility
Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

Please Note: Newly admitted NY attorneys cannot fulfill ethics or skills credits through our on-demand programs under OCA rules. For more information on this, please see

Electronically stored information, or ESI, is all-pervasive in our current legal landscape, and its use and misuse can pose serious ethical problems for attorneys. Attorneys use electronic information to communicate with the public and with clients, to advertise their services, and to prosecute and defend litigation. Electronic communications have now expanded to include social media, which creates even more opportunities and risks for attorneys.

This program will benefit litigators who use and deal with electronic information to advertise, communicate or litigate, whether in solo practice, with a boutique or big law firm, or serving as in-house counsel to a corporation or government agency. The program will address the emerging ethical issues presented by ESI, including its inevitable use in the remote practice of law due to the impact of COVID-19. Specifically, the panelists will discuss attorneys’ ethical duties to competently handle ESI, including protecting client confidentiality, confidential communications, and avoiding inadvertent disclosures. The webinar will also highlight the emerging ethical implications presented by an increasingly virtual practice of law, sometimes with minimal or reduced supervision. Finally, the panel will share their perspectives the impact of remote litigation, virtual representation, and online media platforms on the creation of, or change to existing, ethics rules and requirements.

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Program Co-Instructors:
Nicole Lancia,
Attorney, National Labor Relations Board
Ronald J. Hedges,
Senior Counsel, Dentons 

Online Event

Wednesday, 01 December 2021


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