With technology dominating how we interact with one another, attorneys are increasingly reliant on the latest methods of communication in staying in contact with clients, adversaries, and the courts — both in and out of the office. Additionally, the volume of client documents created and stored electronically now has risen exponentially, affecting litigation and document review. Today, lawyers are under an ethical duty to understand and utilize various technologies which aid in the representation of their clients.
In this practical webinar, you will learn the challenges in the execution of technology, including what to store and where, how to access information from in and out of the office, and how to deal with inevitable missteps or errors.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to describe:
- Ethical rules that are at play in the use of technology for attorneys
- Considerations and risks attendant with the use of technology
- Best practices for maintaining information
- Inadvertent disclosures and how they should be handled
- Ethical considerations of social media
- How to use technology to best serve your clients’ interest
- The importance of proper use and safekeeping of information to minimize client complaints and grievances and reduce the risk of court-ordered sanctions