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Practicing Civility, Keeping Your Data Secure and Staying Sane During COVID

12:55      Welcome and Introductions

1:00        Should We Be Nice? A Discussion on Civility and Professionalism*

Aida Doss Havel, Law Office of Aida Doss Havel, Rodanthe

We're taught to use the rules of civil procedure, criminal procedure and evidence to gain every tactical advantage we can in pursuit of prevailing in a case. It's a game and the best player wins. But how does winning the game affect our relationships with our colleagues? Equally important, how does a tactical and strategic win affect the relationship between the parties we are representing? This session focuses on the ethics of being civil and professional while modeling good behavior, repairing relationships and still advocating for our clients.

2:01        Break

2:10        Best Mental Health Practices in a COVID-19 Environment

Nicole "Nicki" Ellington, North Carolina Lawyer Assistance Program, Raleigh
Richard E. Hicks Ph.D., HRC Behavioral Health & Psychiatry PA, Chapel Hill

COVID-19 has remade the practice of law and created new mental health stresses for practitioners. Help is on the way.

3:11        Break

3:20        Data Security: Tricks Used by the Bad Guys and Your Tools to Counteract*‡

Eva Lorenz, Agio, Morrisville

This session focuses on best practices in cybersecurity for lawyers. Starting off with a foundation in the rules of professional ethics and why knowing how to secure data in the digital age is important for lawyers, we then cover a number of best practices that are generally applicable to lawyers, ranging from solo practitioners to attorneys in large firms. Citing recent examples of breaches, also learn about social engineering attacks as well as why, in view of the SolarWinds breach, vendor security is a crucial component of data security in a law firm.

4:25        Adjourn

* Indicates portion providing Ethics/Professional Responsibility credit
† Indicates portion providing Substance Abuse/Mental Health credit
‡ Indicates portion providing Technology Training credit

Thank you

Thank you for joining us for the rebroadcast of Practicing Civility, Keeping Your Data Secure and Staying Sane During COVID .


  • Nicole "Nicki" Ellington

    Nicole "Nicki" Ellington has been a counselor since 2005 and has been working at the Lawyer Assistance Program for the past 6 years as the Eastern Clinical Coordinator. She is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS).

    Nicki received her MA in Counseling at Marymount University (Arlington, VA) and her BA in Psychology at the University of New Hampshire (Durham, NH). She has served diverse populations including adults and adolescents, couples, families, and active duty service members. She has helped clients suffering from both substance abuse and a wide variety of mental health disorders. Her professional experience includes intensive in-home counseling, out-patient substance abuse and mental health counseling, out-patient counseling for the U.S. Army and working in private practice.

    Through her diverse range of clinical experiences, Nicki has been able to continuously discover and nurture her passion for providing therapeutic services in the community.

    Click here for more information about Nicki.

  • Aida Doss Havel

    Aida Doss Havel has led a bifurcated legal life. A graduate of Davidson College and UNC School of Law, she was a family law litigator in Wake County for 25 years. In 2010, she renounced litigation and became a collaborative practice attorney, and later obtained a Master's Degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from UNCG. Aida now lives on Hatteras Island on North Carolina's Outer Banks, and regularly trains other attorneys in what collaborative practice is and how to make the paradigm shift to a less adversarial way of practicing law.

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  • Richard E. Hicks PhD

    Richard E. Hicks PhD a licensed psychologist and a licensed clinical addictions specialist, is Executive Director of HRC and Director of EAP Programs (BarCARES representing the largest of those programs).

    Dr. Hicks received undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University. He obtained a Masters and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. He has provided psychological services to adults, adolescents, and children in a variety of outpatient and inpatient settings since 1998. He served on the Board of the North Carolina Psychological Association from 2009-2015, and he currently serves on the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board.

    Click here for more information about Dr. Hicks.

  • Eva Lorenz

    Eva Lorenz is a senior cybersecurity consultant with Agio in Morrisville, NC. Eva has more than ten years' experience working in IT security for large enterprises, covering network security, policy development, and deployment of enterprise-wide applications. Her technical expertise is in the areas of IDS monitoring, anti-virus deployment, and incident response. She is a member of Infragard and has presented at national and regional conferences in the areas of PCI DSS compliance and managing security applications in federated environments. Eva is an active member of the North Carolina State Bar Association, where she serves as a member of the Privacy & Data Security Section and is a member of the Future of Law Committee.

    Prior to joining Agio, Eva worked in the higher education field and was a member of REN-ISAC and EDUCAUSE. As a member of EDUCAUSE working groups, Eva worked on compliance solutions geared towards universities and colleges. For several years, Eva has also been affiliated with the US Cyber Challenge, a national competition to identify top talents in the cybersecurity field, and has volunteered as a teaching assistant at several Cyber Challenge camps.

    Eva was a QSA for a number of years and still maintains Payment Card Industry Professional Certification; she also holds a CISSP certification from (ISC)2, and is ITILv3 Foundation certified. After an academic career that included a postdoctoral fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Cardiovascular Research and faculty appointments at Duke University Medical Center (Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine) and Wake Forest University School of Medicine (Section of Infectious Diseases), Eva made a career change to apply her practical experience in translational medicine and clinical research to the field of medical and research compliance. Eva attended the UNC Chapel Hill School of Law on a partial scholarship and focused on technology and privacy laws, winning an award for a class in Pretrial Litigation: Medical Malpractice and having an article published in the North Carolina Journal of Law and Technology. Eva is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and holds several patents related to her research in functional genomics. A recipient of several grants and fellowships, Eva has co-authored publications in many high-ranking journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine and Nature Genetics.

    Click here for more information about Eva.

May 7, 2021
Fri 12:55 PM EDT

Duration 3H 30M

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