An Ethical Cybersecurity Playbook for the New Normal in Law Practice, Plus a Special Online Benefit Concert

MCLE Credits: 1.0
Ethics Credits Included: 1.0

Thursday, September 23: Seminar: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Concert: 4:00 pm ET
  • Online Benefit Concert Plus Optional CLE
MCLE Credit 1.0 (Ethics: 1.0) 
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0 Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Designation Credit: 1.0 Ethics (Designations Information)
Registration Fee:

Concert only - $10 per household
Concert and CLE combined - $65                                  


Why Attend?

Virginia CLE®, in collaboration with the Nashville Songwriters Association International and our signature sponsor Sensei Enterprises, Inc., is pleased to continue our “concert plus CLE” series.

The 1-hour online CLE program is “An Ethical Cybersecurity Playbook for the New Normal in Law Practice,” featuring Sharon Nelson, Esq. and John Simek of Sensei Enterprises, on Thursday, September 23, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. ET. Our ongoing concert series will follow at 4:00 p.m. ET, featuring award-winning Nashville songwriter Marv Green.

Sponsored by Sensei Enterprises, Inc.


An Ethical Cybersecurity Playbook for the New Normal in Law Practice, featuring Sharon Nelson, Esq. and John Simek of Sensei Enterprises.

We saw law firm after law firm breached in the pandemic. There are lessons aplenty to be learned. We can and must do better to protect confidential data and to become competent with technology as demanded of lawyers by Rules 1.1 and 1.6. We are never going back to practicing law as we did in 2019, so here is a sampling of what our experts will focus on in this new ethical cybersecurity playbook:

Specific topics include:

  • The new rules for making the work-from-home environment secure
  • Defending against and recovering from ransomware
  • Why VPNs will be replaced by Zero Trust Architecture
  • How law firms will move away from passwords
  • Automating updates and patches securely
  • Encryption and multi-factor authentication
  • Secure file sharing
  • Creating an Incident Response Plan


Marv Green, a Southern California native, moved to Nashville in March of 1993. Within 6 months, Marv's songwriting caught the attention of producer Scott Hendricks, who signed Marv to a publishing deal with Big Tractor and Warner Chappell music. Marv is still published by Warner Chappell.

Marv captured his first number-one hit, “True,” recorded by George Strait in 1998. The following year, he scored his second number-one with “Amazed,” recorded by Lonestar. “Amazed” spent a record-breaking eight weeks at number one on Billboard. Marv was honored by BMI with their Song of the Year Award in 2000. He was awarded the BMI Songwriter of the Year Award in 2001. Marv also claimed the ACM Song of the Year for “Amazed” as well as a Grammy nomination. He collected his third number-one song with “It Just Comes Natural,” recorded by George Strait, and his fourth number-one with the Carrie Underwood single “Wasted.” His single with Brooks & Dunn titled “Proud of the House We Built” went top 5. Rodney Atkins took his song “Farmer's Daughter” to the top 5. Marv co-wrote “Creepin'” by Eric Church.

Marv also has had two songs placed in the “Nashville” TV show with “Wrong Song” (featuring Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere) and “Trouble Is” (featuring Hayden Panettiere). His other number-one songs include Reba’s “Consider Me Gone,” Chris Young’s “Who I Am with You,” and Tim McGraw’s “Shotgun Rider” and “I Called Mama.”
Artists who have recorded Marv’s songs include: George Strait, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Reba, Jewel, Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, Lonestar, Faith Hill, Brooks & Dunn, Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Bon Jovi, Jason Aldean, Chris Young, Dustin Lynch, Jo Dee Messina, Lee Ann Womack, Sara Evans, Martina McBride, Jessica Andrews, Kellie Pickler, Brad Paisley, Rodney Atkins, Billy Currington, Danny Gokey, and Joe Diffie.

Marv Green is not only a gifted writer, but a special and talented performer too. YOU CAN LISTEN TO "AMAZED" HERE.

Cost for the CLE program and the online concert is $65. Cost for the online concert only is $10. And as always, the entire share of VACLE revenue will support Virginia Law Foundation grants made to underfunded law-related not-for-profit organizations throughout the Commonwealth. 

Nashville Songwriters Association International  

Established in 1967, the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) is the world's largest not-for-profit songwriters trade organization and has a membership of more than 5,000 spanning the United States and eight (8) foreign countries. Consisting of a body of creative minds, including songwriters from all genres of music, professional and aspiring, for over 52 years, NSAI has been committed to protecting the rights and future of the profession of songwriting, as well as carrying a commitment to educate, elevate and celebrate the songwriter, acting as a unifying force within the music community and the community at large. To join our dear friends at NSAI as a member, or simply for more information about all they do to make our world more special, please visit

Sensei Enterprises, Inc.

Sensei Enterprises, Inc. is a nationally-known cybersecurity, managed IT services, and digital forensics firm, founded in 1997 by Sharon Nelson and John Simek. Sensei provides information technology to hundreds of businesses in the DC Metro area. Sensei provides digital forensics and managed cybersecurity services nationwide. Sharon D. Nelson is a practicing attorney and the president of Sensei Enterprises, Inc. She is a past president of the Virginia State Bar, the Fairfax Bar Association, and the Fairfax Law Foundation. She is a co-author of 18 books published by the ABA. snelson@senseient.comJohn W. Simek is vice president of Sensei Enterprises, Inc. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Certified Ethical Hacker and a nationally known expert in the area of digital forensics. He and Sharon provide legal technology, cybersecurity and digital forensics services from their Fairfax, Virginia firm.


Registration Deadline: 10 minutes prior to seminar. If you register for this seminar the day of the seminar, your e-mail receipt will include a link to launch the seminar and download the materials.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation requests will be honored through midnight of SEPTEMBER 20. Full refunds may be requested through SEPTEMBER 27 if 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.


CONCERT AND CLE SCHEDULE (September 23) (Eastern Time)

3:00 Online CLE: An Ethical Cybersecurity Playbook for the New Normal in Law Practice
4:00 Marv Green Concert Begins!
5:00 Adjourn



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.”

She 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.

She may be reached at

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

Mr. Simek is the Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc., an information technology, digital forensics and information security firm located in Fairfax, VA. Mr. Simek 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. He is also holds multiple technical certifications for diverse technologies to include Microsoft, Novell, mobile devices, digital forensics and computer networking environments. Mr. Simek is also a member of the High Tech Crime Network as well as the American Bar Association and the Fairfax Bar Association. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Virginia Law Foundation and Fairfax CASA.

He is a past chair of ABA TECHSHOW 2019, co-host of the Legal Talk Network podcast Digital Detectives, and a co-author of eighteen books to include Locked Down: Practical Information Security for Lawyers, 2nd Edition (American Bar Association 2016), Encryption Made Simple for Lawyers (American Bar Association, 2015) and The 2008-2020 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide: Critical Decisions Made Simple (American Bar Association, 2008-2020) as well as other titles. He is a frequent author and speaker on information security, legal technology and electronic evidence throughout the country. He blogs at and may be reached at

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