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.
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.
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.
“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.