Few law firms seem to fully appreciate the level of risk attorneys and staff truly represent. As a user of firm technology, any individual’s actions can unintentionally circumvent the security tools IT support has deployed. This program will try to address this problem by focusing on how to secure the users of technology by creating awareness of how social engineering attacks occur and coupling that with passing along knowledge of how the attacks themselves can be circumvented.
Notoriously, law firms are a one-stop shop for cybercriminals because, unlike most businesses, they hold the data of many companies and individuals. 27% of law firms now acknowledge that they have been breached. Ethics rules require that lawyers take “reasonable” steps to protect their confidential data. But what’s reasonable? Our legal cybersecurity experts will weigh in.
In this program, two video vignettes will set up ethical issues that will be discussed the faculty panel. Topics will include the use of indemnification provisions in fee agreements, law firms as clients of professional employer organizations, the no-contact rule and pushing ethical boundaries, lawyer mobility in general, switching sides, inadvertent misdelivery, and limited scope representation. This program is offered in partnership with the State Bar of Georgia. Accreditation for this program has only been sought in the state of Georgia.
“Ethics Tonight – Season 2021” is a 3-hour CLE Ethics Program. Three video vignettes in the style of a late-night talk show shed light on ethical issues that many attorneys face daily. A group of panelists will apply the Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct to the analysis of the issues presented.
“Ethics Tonight – Season 2022” is a 3-hour CLE Ethics Program. Three video vignettes in the style of a late-night talk show shed light on ethical issues that many attorneys face daily. A group of panelists will apply the ABA Rules of Professional Conduct to the analysis of the issues presented.
Professional hackers are targeting attorneys, regardless of firm size, in attempts to gain access to confidential information, financial accounts, and other valuable data. Attorneys hold large amounts of sensitive data, and as a result, face a daily barrage of cyberattacks. In this fast-paced talk, Sherri will walk you through an actual attack to show how attackers break into attorneys’ computer systems. Then, she’ll go over how a law firm can build a strong defense against these attackers and show what attorneys can do to effectively defend their law firm, their client data, and other valuable assets against cyberattacks.
With professional hackers and cybersecurity criminals posing a constant threat to law firms big and small, the reality is that your firm’s sensitive data will always be a target. The good news is this risk can be averted by a few simple and cost-effective security strategies which you’ll learn in this cybersecurity course.
All it takes is one person clicking on the wrong link and all of your firm’s files could be locked up for good. Law firms of all shapes and sizes, including solo and small law firms, have been held hostage by ransomware, the malicious software that encrypts your data until you pay a hefty fee. Worse yet, today's criminals also steal and threaten to publish or sell your information if you don't meet their demands. During this presentation, Sherri will describe how ransomware works, share what lawyers can do to reduce the risk of falling prey to a ransomware attack, and explain what actions a firm and its lawyers can take in response to becoming a victim.
Assessing your cybersecurity is more important in the work-from-home environment where vulnerabilities are far greater and hackers are focused on exploiting them. While the process may seem overwhelming, with a little bit of education, you will learn how you can further strengthen your firm’s security posture.