Ethical Cybersecurity in the “New Normal” for Your Law Practice

MCLE Credits: 1.0
Ethics Credits Included: 1.0

Wednesday, January 20, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET
  • Live Webcast
  • Live Telephone
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Thursday, February 18, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
  • Webcast with Live Q&A
  • Telephone with Live Q&A (Telephone option cancelled)
MCLE Credit: 1.0 (Ethics: 1.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 1.0 (all dates, all formats) Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Registration Fee: $89

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Why Attend?

  • Review the Rules of Professional Conduct pertinent to cybersecurity 
  • Learn to defend against the rising scourge of ransomware attacks on law firms
  • Understand work-from-home technologies and their security risks to law firm networks
  • Develop secure implementation of the new technologies adopted by lawyers during the pandemic 

Information security is key to the success of any law practice. With the increased use of the internet during our “new normal,” cybersecurity has new significance. The cyber risks are greater when attorneys and their staff are working remotely.

This 1-hour seminar designed for attorneys will identify the ethical rules that most often are involved with cybersecurity, including:

  • Duty of competence (Rule 1.1)
  • Duty to keep confidential data secure (Rule 1.6)
  • Duty to supervise both lawyers and non-lawyers (Rule 5.1)
  • Duty of communication (Rule 1.4)

Our speakers will then translate those duties into actionable and practical steps that lawyers can take in order to comply with their ethical duties.

Learn how the following can enhance your law practice’s cybersecurity:

  • Using encryption and multifactor authentication
  • Implementing backup solutions that are impervious to ransomware
  • Mandating cybersecurity training for employees
  • Developing security policies and incident response plans
  • Procuring cyber insurance
  • Developing rules for secure video conferencing
  • Establishing a secure method for connecting from home to the law firm network
  • Configuring law firm networks securely
  • Using Virtual Private Networks
  • Sharing files securely
  • Using business-grade technology for security reasons
  • Moving to the next generation of Wi-Fi 
 

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Webcast: 10 minutes prior to seminar. If you register for a webcast the day of the seminar, your e-mail receipt will include a link to launch the seminar and download the materials.
Telephone: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. the day preceding the seminar
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Cancellation Policy: Cancellation/transfer requests will be honored until 5:00 p.m. the day preceding the seminar. You will, however, be charged $40 if you cancel or transfer your registration to a different seminar after the link to the materials has been e-mailed by Virginia CLE.

Full refunds or transfers are available up to two days after a webcast in the unlikely event that you experience technical difficulties.

MCLE Credit Caveat: The MCLE Board measures credits by the time you spend in attendance. If you enter a seminar late or leave it early, or both, you must reflect those adjustments accurately in the credits you report on your credit reporting form. A code will be given at the end of the seminar, which must be written on your MCLE form.


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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE (January 20) (Eastern Time)

12:00 Ethical Cybersecurity in the “New Normal” for Your Law Practice
1:00 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

COURSE SCHEDULE (February 18) (Eastern Time)

2:00 Ethical Cybersecurity in the “New Normal” for Your Law Practice
3:00 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

Faculty

FACULTY

Sharon D. Nelson, Sensei Enterprises, Inc. / Fairfax
John W. Simek, Sensei Enterprises, Inc. / Fairfax

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Sharon D. Nelson, Sensei Enterprises, Inc. / Fairfax

Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., is the President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc., a digital forensics, cybersecurity, and information technology firm in Fairfax, Virginia. 
 
Ms. Nelson is the author of the noted electronic evidence blog Ride the Lightning and is a co-host of the Legal Talk Network podcast series called “The Digital Edge: Lawyers and Technology” as well as “Digital Detectives.”

Ms. Nelson is a frequent author (eighteen books published by the ABA and hundreds of articles) and speaker on legal technology, cybersecurity, and electronic evidence topics. She was the President of the Virginia State Bar June 2013–June 2014 and a past President of the Fairfax Law Foundation and the Fairfax Bar Association.

John W. Simek, Sensei Enterprises, Inc. / Fairfax

John Simek is the Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc., an information technology, digital forensics, and cybersecurity firm located in Fairfax, Virginia. He has a national reputation as a digital forensics technologist and has testified as an expert witness throughout the United States. He holds a degree in engineering from the United States Merchant Marine Academy and an MBA in finance from Saint Joseph’s University.

Mr. Simek holds the prestigious CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) and the CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker) certifications in addition to multiple other technical certifications. He is a past chair of ABA TECHSHOW and a co-host of the Legal Talk Network podcast Digital Detectives. He is a frequent author (eighteen books published by the ABA and hundreds of articles) and speaker on legal technology, cybersecurity, and electronic evidence topics.

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