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?
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.
Part II of our Practicing Law in a Pandemic series 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
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 31, 2020. Please note, the recorded version of this presentation is not currently eligible for CLE credit.