SEMINAR AGENDA

LAW OFFICE MANAGEMENT SEMINAR SERIES:

Course XVII

Critical CyberSecurity Issues for Lawyers & Clients: What Lawyers need to Know - NOW!

Seminar Sponsor:
Technology 4 Attorneys, LLC

Prior Approvals:

*Approved for 5.0 Hrs CLE credits by MCLE Board of Illinois
*Approved for 6.0 Hrs CLE credits (including 6.0 Hrs OffMgmt/Ethics) by West Virginia State Bar

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

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: Overview of major cybersecurity threats for lawyers & clients

A. Major PDF document concerns for lawyers - including online federal and state filings
B. Metadata risks and exposure in documents
C. The growing scourge of ransomware attacks
D. Electronic client communication risks
E. Planning for reducing the risks

10:30am - 10:45am MORNING BREAK

10:45am - 11:45am
Section II: Cybersecurity risks at home and at the law firm

A. WI-FI, bluetooth, and similar tech issues and risks
B. Simple security precautions for lawyers to significantly reduce the risks
C. Utilizing your "IT guy"

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

01:00pm - 02:00pm
Section III: Cybersecurity threats to consider at the corporate and government agency level

A. "BYOD" and the diversification of risks with protecting multiple devices
B. Reducing inadvertent and unanticipated disclosure risks such as HIPAA information, etc
C. Protecting your stuff using certificates, passwords, and limiting access
D. Schaefer v. General Electric disclosures and the resulting issues
E. NSA snooping, information sharing, and hacker threats

2:00pm - 2:30pm
Section IV: Case law involving cybersecurity threats and issues

A. Latest cases on cybersecurity threats
B. Latest metadata cases

2:30pm - 2:45pm AFTERNOON BREAK

2:45pm - 3:45pm
Section V: Lawyer's ethical concerns with cybersecurity threats and related issues

A. General overview of lawyers ethical duties incolving client communications and records
B. Ethical issues with cybersecurity
C. Ethical issues with metadata disclosures