The legal industry has dramatically changed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. More and more law firms across the country (and the world) are instructing attorneys and staff to work from home. For many, this is a significant change from what daily practice used to look like and lawyers are being asked to quickly adapt. But as we move to remote work platforms, the risk of mishandling confidential information and violating important duties to clients increases. How do you manage the risks to you, your firm and your client while also keeping up with the latest rules and opinions? Also, if you are tasked with managing your firm through this crisis, what immediate and long term steps should you be taking?
Join us online for Part II of our Practicing Law in a Pandemic series as two of New York’s leading ethics lawyers team up with an accomplished privacy law practitioner to spot the issues and suggest solutions for both private lawyers and in-house counsel who are adapting to working from home. You’ll receive valuable tips to share with your legal colleagues, IT and other staff—to reduce the risks as you navigate this uncertain time.
In Part I of our program, we covered the latest developments in New York, creating a crisis plan, the duty of competence, the duty to protect client information and property, data privacy and security issues.
In Part II of our program we will cover:
· The latest developments in New York
· More on data privacy and security best practices
· The duty of supervision
· Communication with attorneys and staff
· Communication with clients
· Managing conflicts and client intake remotely
· Practical risk management tips to ensure that issues are addressed quickly as they arise
1 New York CLE Ethics Credit will be given.
Presented by: Nicole Hyland & Tyler Maulsby of the Frankfurt Kurnit Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility Litigation Group and James Mariani from the Frankfurt Kurnit Privacy Group.
Tuesday, March 31st
12:30PM to 1:30PM EST
New York CLE Credit:
This program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 1.0 CLE Credits in Ethics and Professionalism. (Note: The content of this course is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys (non-transitional and transitional)).