Cyberattacks are an increasing threat to lawyers. Failure to properly protect clients’ files, data, etc., might also result in violations of ethics rules and, thus, liability. In this one-hour February 10, 2023 program, Patrick M. Connors, Esquire gives an important and practical explanation of the relevant ethics rules with useful suggestions of how to be sure to comply with them.
Mr. Connors is the Albert and Angela Farone Distinguished Professor In New York Civil Practice at Albany Law School, where he teaches, inter alia, Legal Ethics. He is also a member of the New York State Bar Association's Committee on Professional Ethics and a highly-respected speaker, author, frequent expert witness, and consultant on attorney ethics.
Major topics include:
Cybersecurity terminology key to understanding ethical obligations, ethics risks, important protection steps related to ethical obligations
ABA Model Rule 1.1: Competence as it relates to Cybersecurity
ABA Model Rule 1.4: Communications as it relates to Cybersecurity
ABA Model Rule 1.6: Confidentiality of Information as it relates to Cybersecurity
ABA Model Rule 1.15: Safekeeping as it relates to Cybersecurity
ABA Model Rule 5.3: Responsibilities Regarding Nonlawyer Assistance as it relates to Cybersecurity
ABA Formal Opinion 483 - Lawyers’ Obligations After An Electronic Data Breach Or Cyberattack
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