ALPS Attorneys, Kobi, Chris and Mark will share what they believe to be the 10 habits any new lawyer should develop from day one based upon their collective experiences in the world of legal malpractice claims, risk management, and private practice. While practice management tips will play a major role in their discussion, time will also be spent focusing on various personal and professional relationships that can make all the difference.
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.
Every attorney would probably agree that learning about the law is very different from actually practicing the law. New practitioners have entered a profession where conflict is everywhere and they are trying to manage an assistant, clients, co-workers, opposing counsel, the court, and their personal lives. This program will touch on 10 things that help keep the plates spinning.
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.
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.
This presentation will focus on ways attorneys can nurture productive attorney-client relationships. Key takeaways will include an awareness of why setting the right impression at the outset of representation is so important, practical tips on how to constructively manage the attorney-client relationship, insight on the value of looking for the learning from problem clients, and an understanding of steps that can be taken to communicate with clients more effectively.
The legal profession, like other industries and professions, has not been able to eradicate sexual harassment and more can be done. This program will discuss a recent study of the issue in the legal profession, the effect on individuals and the profession, and propose some additional tools with which to tackle it, including “active ally actions” and the Rules of Professional Conduct.
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.