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?
This Program Will Cover:
• Creating a crisis plan for your practice
• Handling confidential information and safeguarding client property
• Data privacy and security best practices
• The duty of competence
• Practical risk management tips to ensure that issues are addressed quickly as they arise
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.
The materials for this program are available for download here.
*Originally presented on March 27, 2020. Please note, the recorded version of this presentation is not currently eligible for CLE credit.