Attorney Requirements and Responsibilities Under the New Legal Ethics Technology Competence Duty
Technology competence is no longer optional. To avoid legal sanctions, attorneys now have an additional requirement to understand all levels of technology that they interact with on a daily basis - emails, attachments, screenshots or images, text messages, data security, cloud computing, and their online presence. Be prepared to not only protect yourself, but also your clients and their use of technology. Join our faculty as they guide you through the latest in technology efficiencies, responsibilities, and competence. Register today!
Identify the sources of technology competence requirements.
Guard your clients' confidentiality and your reputation with impeccable email communication practices.
Learn how the actions of non-attorney consultants and subordinate attorneys can come back to bite you.
Ensure that you know your duties to the court: e-filing and calendaring.
Increase your knowledge of information security and data breach preparedness.
Gain a better understanding of ethical attorney use of social media and compliant online advertising.
The Attorney's Duty: Sources of Technology Competence Requirements
Attorney Use of Emails and Other Electronic Modes
Responsibilities Regarding Non-Lawyer Assistance and Subordinate Attorneys
Duties to the Court and Discovery Issues
Information Security and Data Breach Practices
The Attorney's Online Presence: Social Media, Advertising, and Communications
NOAH D. FIEDLER is a partner with Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP's lawyers for the profession practice group, and the partner-in-charge of Hinshaw‘s Milwaukee office. Mr. Fiedler counsels lawyers and law firms on risk management, claims repair, liability and other issues related to the law governing lawyers. He defends lawyers and law firms in legal malpractice and disciplinary proceedings. Mr. Fiedler has extensive experience as an appointed and elected official in the state of Wisconsin. He earned his B.S. degree from the Ambassador University and his J.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School.
ALYSSA A. JOHNSON is an attorney with Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP, in the Milwaukee office. She focuses her practice in professional liability defense litigation. Ms. Johnson defends lawyers and law firms in legal malpractice matters, including those arising from their underlying casework, as well as claims alleging Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) violations. She also represents lawyers and financial advisors in disciplinary proceedings. Ms. Johnson earned her B.A. degree in political science from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and her J.D. degree from Marquette University Law School.
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