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Practicing Law in a Pandemic (Webinar)

Practicing Law in a Pandemic:
The Ethical Issues with Remote Lawyering in the Age of COVID-19
Friday, April 17, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Please Note: This program will be in a live webinar format — it will consist of audio-only instruction by the faculty, along with a visual aid presentation.

For New York Attorneys: This live webinar format is acceptable for all attorneys (both newly admitted and experienced) for all credit types. This includes, for newly admitted attorneys, Skills credit (through June 30,2020, per recent guidance of the CLE Board – for more information, click here).

Program Fee:

$49 for Members | $99 for Nonmembers

CLE Credit:
New York: 1.5 Ethics
New Jersey: 1.5 Professional Responsibility
California: 1.5 Professional Responsibility
Pennsylvania: 1.0 Professional Responsibility
Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

This program provides transitional/non-transitional credit to all attorneys

The legal industry has dramatically changed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. More and more law firms across the country (and the world) are instructing attorneys and staff to work from home. For many, this is a significant change from what daily practice used to look like and lawyers are being asked to quickly adapt. But as we move to remote work platforms, the risk of mishandling confidential information and violating important duties to clients increases. How do you manage the risks to you, your firm and your client while also keeping up with the latest rules and opinions? Also, if you are tasked with managing your firm through this crisis, what immediate and long term steps should you be taking?

Join us online as two of New York’s leading ethics lawyers team up with an accomplished privacy law practitioner to spot the issues and suggest solutions for both private lawyers and in-house counsel who are adapting to working from home. You’ll receive valuable tips to share with your legal colleagues, IT and other staff—to reduce the risks as you navigate this uncertain time.

This program will cover:

  • The latest developments in the New York legal community related to COVID-19
  • Creating a crisis plan for your practice
  • Effective communication with clients and staff
  • Handling confidential information and safeguarding client property
  • Data privacy and security best practices
  • The duties of competence and supervision
  • Managing conflicts and client intake remotely
  • Practical risk management tips to ensure that issues are addressed quickly as they arise

Click Here to View Program Agenda & Faculty

Program Co-Instructors:
Nicole Hyland, Frankfurt Kurnit Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility Litigation Group
Tyler Maulsby, Frankfurt Kurnit Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility Litigation Group
James Mariani, Frankfurt Kurnit Privacy Group

Sponsoring Association Committee:
Professional Ethics, Tyler Maulsby, Chair

Friday, 17 April 2020


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