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.
Using a 30-item checklist as the presentation backdrop, this 1-hour program will highlight common malpractice and ethical concerns solo lawyers face and share practical tips lawyers can use to responsibly address the concerns identified.
“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.
The program will begin with a brief review of the specific conflict rules from the Rules of Professional Conduct. From there, Mark will challenge the typical excuses for not maintaining a formal conflict-checking system and detail what a state-of-the-art conflict-checking process looks like.
Relying on the latest ABA National Profile of Legal Malpractice Claims Report as a jumping-off point, a panel consisting of ALPS Risk Manager Mark Bassingthwaighte and two ALPS Claims Attorneys will discuss what’s currently hot in the world of legal malpractice. They will identify the hot practice areas of concern and center their discussion around the common administrative, substantive, and client relations errors lawyers have been making in recent years. This program will include the telling of a few generalized cautionary tales based upon actual claims in hot practice areas as a way to identify and underscore the importance of relevant risk management best practices.