12:55 Welcome and Introductions
1:00 The Evolving Ethics of Law Firm Cybersecurity: Practical and Budget-Friendly Tips*‡
Sharon D. Nelson, Sensei Enterprises Inc., Fairfax, VA
John W. Simek, Sensei Enterprises Inc., Fairfax, VA
Did you know that 27% of law firms now acknowledge that they have been breached? Notoriously, law firms are a one-stop shop for cybercriminals because, unlike most businesses, they hold the data of many companies and individuals. Ethics rules require that lawyers take "reasonable" steps to protect their confidential data. But what's reasonable? That changes over time. Our experts offer the most current advice on how you can shore up your defenses, identifying specific budget-friendly steps you can take.
2:10 Calm in the Midst of Chaos – Resilience Training†
William S. "Will" Graebe, Lawyers Mutual Liability Insurance Company of NC, Cary
Candace A. Hoffman, North Carolina Lawyers Assistance Program (NCLAP), Raleigh
Lawyers deal with daily, chronic stressors inherent in a highly competitive, adversarial arena, which may lead to a myriad of mental health problems. LAP staff and volunteers delve into evidence-based practices to help lawyers cope with specific stressors inherent in the practice of law. Participants are exposed to practices such as mindfulness and meditation, reframing perceptions and mindsets and ways to improve overall physical wellbeing.
3:20 The Big Cs — Confidentiality, Communication and Conflicts — Every Lawyer Should Know*
Amy E. Richardson, HWG LLP, Raleigh
Lauren E. Snyder, HWG LLP, Raleigh
This course covers important ethics issues, such as maintaining client confidences, communicating effectively with clients, and properly analyzing conflicts. It reviews the rules governing those issues and offer tips for how to manage them when they arise in your practice. It also discusses recent, related amendments to the Rules of Professional Conduct, specifically amendments to Rules 1.6 (Confidentiality of Information) and 1.9 (Duties to Former Clients).
* Indicates portion providing Ethics/Professional Responsibility credit
† Indicates portion providing Substance Abuse/Mental Health credit
‡ Indicates portion providing Technology Training credit
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