Attorneys and Technology: Surviving the Legal Ethics Jungle (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 3.0
Ethics Credits Included: 3.0

MCLE Credit: 3.0 (Ethics: 3.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $180 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 9/30/2020


A pre-recorded streaming VIDEO replay of the September 2017 live seminar, Attorneys and Technology: Surviving the Legal Ethics Jungle.

Topics covered include:

Emerging ethical challenges from nationally known speaker Jack Marshall

  • Explore how technology has changed the practice of law, and your ethical duties as a result
  • Learn steps even the most tech-addled lawyers can and should take to protect clients and themselves
  • Fulfill this year’s ethics requirement, and half of next year’s, in one insightful and entertaining seminar

With the proliferation of technological advances comes a proliferation of ethical challenges associated with using those technologies. You needn’t know how technology works to use it, but if you use it in your practice you must use it in a manner consistent with our ethical guidance—guidance that is almost always years behind the times, and often confusing or contradictory. How do you get out of the ethical jungle technology has created?

Using hypothetical-based problems and an interactive, entertaining format, the seminar covers a wide range of areas in a stimulating and engaging, if occasionally terrifying, manner, including:

  • Expectation of privacy: does it still exist?
  • The duty to protect clients from themselves
  • Confidentiality threats
  • Keeping current on technology, why it’s unethical not to, and why it’s still almost impossible to do so
  • Discovery and document storage
  • How the Rules of Professional Conduct apply to uses of technology, and where the rules provide insufficient guidance, or are behind the curve
  • How to keep pace with the increasing number of Legal Ethics Opinions that deal with lawyers’ use of technology

It also addresses the following specific areas of risk:

  • Social media
  • Email
  • Text messaging
  • Smart phones
  • Apps
  • Personal devices
  • Technology user agreements
  • The cloud
  • Malware
  • Hacking
  • E-discovery
  • Big data
  • New technologies




Mr. Jack Marshall, ProEthics, Ltd. / Alexandria

Jack Marshall is President and founder of ProEthics, a 19-year-old national ethics training firm. A Massachusetts and D.C. lawyer and professional writer and stage director, Marshall specializes in bringing the techniques of theater, comedy, and satire to the legal ethics CLE, and regularly presents jurisdiction- and practice-specific seminars to bar associations, law firms, corporations, non-profits, and government agencies nationally and internationally.

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