SEMINAR AGENDA

LAW OFFICE MANAGEMENT SEMINAR SERIES:

Course XVI

Lawyer Malpractice Online: Many Risks & Ways to Avoid

Seminar Sponsor:
Technology 4 Attorneys, LLC

Prior Approvals:

*This is a new course - initials submissions for CLE course approval are being made to Illinois, West Virginia, & Wisconsin
All CLE seminars presented in prior years in Arizona credits have been accepted

FACULTY

Kenneth O. Kreis, J.D., a former Assistant Attorney General, State of Illinois, and a former Assistant District Attorney, 47th Judicial District, State of Texas, has engaged in the private practice of law in Idaho for more than 30 years, and has been General Manager of Technology 4 Attorneys, LLC, for the past 10 years.  In addition, he has undertaken specific training and research into web page design issues, html coding, computer hardware, and software issues. He has lectured at over 300 approved CLE seminars in 15 different states during that time period on law related technology topics. Some of these programs have been co-sponsored by three state bar associations and two regional law schools on multiple occasions during the prior 10 years. He teaches this program in an understandable and non technical manner limiting the use of tech terminology as appropriate.

AGENDA TIMELINE: 5.0 CLE CREDIT HOURS (1.0 Hour of Ethics) (based upon 60 minute hours)

Sponsor:
Technology 4 Attorneys, LLC

Prior Approvals: New Course

*Pending submissions to Wisconsin, Illinois, and West Virginia

FACULTY

Kenneth O. Kreis, J.D., a former Assistant Attorney General, State of Illinois, and a former Assistant District Attorney, 47th Judicial District, State of Texas, has engaged in the private practice of law in Idaho for more than 30 years, and has been General Manager of Technology 4 Attorneys, LLC, for the past 10 years. In addition, he has undertaken specific training and research into web page design issues, html coding, computer hardware, and software issues. He has lectured at over 450 approved CLE seminars in 15 different states during that time period on law related technology topics. Some of these programs have been co-sponsored by three state bar associations and two regional law schools on multiple occasions during the prior 10 years. He teaches this program in an understandable and non technical manner limiting the use of tech terminology as appropriate.

AGENDA TIMELINE: 5.0 CLE CREDIT HOURS (1.0 Hour of Ethics) (based upon 60 minute hours)

8:30am - 9:00am REGISTRATION

9:00am - 10:30am
Section I: Many lawyer issues with social media

A. Social media risks and rewards for lawyers
B. Tips and techniques to improve social media investigations
C. Case examples involving social media issues
D. Malpractice risks for lawyers involving social media
E. Discovery issues involving social media

10:30am - 10:45am MORNING BREAK

10:45am - 11:15am
Section II: Case law involving social media issues

A. Social media related opinions adversely affecting your case
B. Social media related opinions positively affecting your case

11:15am - 11:45am
Section III: 10 recommendations for lawyers to reduce risks involving online social media issues

A. Posting online is equal to "opening the door"
B. Counseling clients to avoid

11:45am - 1:00pm LUNCH (on your own)

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Section IV: Online metadata malpractice is rampant among lawyers

A. Ignorance about metadata is not a defense
B. Smartphone, laptop, and tablet data risks and rewards
C. Metadata discovery - electronic data lives forever
D. 10 recommendations for lawyers to reduce risks involving online metadata issues

2:00pm - 2:30pm
Section V: Case law involving metadata issues

A. Metadata related opinions adversely affecting your case
B. Metadata related opinions positively affecting your case

2:30pm - 2:45pm AFTERNOON BREAK

2:45pm - 3:45pm
Section VI: Lawyer's ethical problems involving social media & metadata

A. Ethical problems with social media
B. Ethical problems with the use and discovery of metadata