The Ethics of ESI: Competence, Confidentiality, and Changing Technology
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
$99 for Members | $199 for Nonmembers
Members who are Law Students, Recent Law Graduates, Newly Admitted Lawyers (admitted for the first time in any state or country 2019-2021), In-House/Corporate Counsel, Judges, and attorneys that practice within the Government, Academic or Not-for-Profit sectors attend this program for free.
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
This program provides transitional/non-transitional credit to all attorneys
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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Nicole Lancia, Attorney, National Labor Relations Board
Ronald J. Hedges, Senior Counsel, Dentons