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2016 Course

COURSE XVII

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

COURSE SYNOPSIS:

The widespread expansion of cyber attacks on law firms and clients is occuring at an
ever dangerous pace threatening the essential basis of the attorney-client relationship
at its core. Trusted confidential communications and proper record preservation are
critical to maintaining the attorney-client privilege in the modern internet centric world.
Yet threats arise everywhere ranging from NSA snooping to ransomware to investigator's
and/or other bad actors easy access to law firm and client records that exposes your records
to unauthorized third parties by use of computers, smartphones, copiers, and emails. Simple
online PDF filings in federal and state courts, making cellphone calls, and merely sending
email messages with attachments
all open the door wide to compromise of your law firm's
confidential client communications and expose lawyers to multiple malpractice risks. This
seminar is designed to inform lawyers and staff of these issues and risks and illustrate the
many options that you can use to protect your firm from increasing cybersecurity threats.

2015 Course

COURSE XVI

Lawyer Daily Malpractice Online: Many Risks & Ways to Avoid

COURSE SNYOPSIS:

Identity theft, data theft, metadata and social media malpractice, and hacking
are five huge problems facing lawyers using the internet today. Malpractice risks
and their resulting damage to the firm's reputation, including financial penalties,
confront lawyers on a daily basis. Breaches of the firm's duties to protect the
confidentiality of their clients communications are at risk every time the lawyer
or their staff goes online. This seminar program is designed to address some of
these concerns and suggest ways to avoid and/or minimize such risks. Unfortunately,
most lawyers ignore these risks until the damage is already done. Please do not become
one of those lawyers or firms as these problems are growing exponentially everyday.

2014 Course

COURSE XV

Social Media & Metadata: Major Concerns for Civil & Criminal Lawyers;

COURSE SNYOPSIS:

This course focuses upon two major risk areas for both civil and criminal lawyers
pertaining to the exponential growth of social media and metadata which are now
transforming the law practice in significant ways, including: 1) how to protect or
limit your clients files from metadata disclosure; 2) how other lawyers are using
metadata as an investigative tool; 3) the ever increasing problems encountered
by the use of social media and metadata evidence in both civil and criminal cases;
and 4) ethical issues involving social media and metadata in civil and criminal cases.

2013 Course

COURSE XIV

How to Utilize Social Media to Benefit Your Law Practice;

(This course focuses upon 5 major aspects of social media which are transforming many
areas of the practice of law including: 1) the expanding use of social media as a critical
investigative tool; 2) various issues in defending your clients against damaging social media
investigations; 3) the ever changing problems ecountered with the use of social media
evidence in court; 4) the growing interest of lawyers in using social media as an inexpensive
tool for advertising their firm's law practice; and 5) the ethics of using social media.)

2012 Course

COURSE XIII

Social Media Evidence Issues: Admissibility, Foundational Concerns & Expert Testimony;
Social Media Pitfalls for Lawyers & Staff;
Additional Metadata & Social Media Case Law Update;
How to Lose Your Case: Avoid Drafting Metadata Related Discovery Requests;
How to Lose Your Case: Avoid Drafting Smartphone Discovery Requests;
More Social Media & Metadata Ethics Issues;

(This full day course focuses in part on the admissibility of social media evidence
at court or in hearings; some of the potential pitfalls for lawyers and staff in
reference to social media including counseling clients in the use and abuse of social
media; reviewing some recent case law on metadata and social media including
ethics decisions; drafting metadata and smartphone discovery related requests including
some of the items to request in your interrogatories and requests for production;)

2011 Course

COURSE XII

Twitter, Facebook, and Social Media: Great New Discovery Options;
Metadata & Discovery Case Law Update; Metadata & Lawyer Malpractice
Case Law Update; The Critical Importance of Smartphone Discovery; Ethics
for Lawyers re: Social Media
; Avoiding Computer Security Breaches by Lawyers

(This full day course focuses on the huge impact on the law practice
of social media issues and the tremendous discovery opportunities that it
offers which lawyers ignore at their detriment; This course highlights the
critical importance of lawyers requesting smartphone data in discovery and
issues related thereto; A review of relevant case law pertaining to metadata,
discovery, and related lawyer malpractice; Tips on avoiding computer security
breaches; The ethics of social media and the resulting impact on the law practice)

2010 Course

COURSE XI-Extended to 5.0/6.0 Hr CLE Program

The Anatomy of Electronic Documents: What Lawyers & Staff Need to Know
about the Hidden Risks within Electronic Documents to Avoid Malpractice;
Recent Metadata & E-Discovery Case Law Update; Using Social Media in
Your Law Practice; How Smartphones are Transforming the Law Practice

(This full day course focuses on the increasing risks to lawyers
from receiving altered electronic documents from clients or in
discovery, and offering some ideas to utilize to limit such risks;
A review of some recent metadata and e-discovery cases;
How lawyers are currently using social media to benefit their practice;

& how smartphones are transforming the law practice in so many ways)

2010 Course

COURSE XI-Half DTwitter, Facebook, and Social Media: Great New Discovery Options;
Metadata & Discovery Case Law Update; Metadata & Lawyer Malpractice
Case Law Update; The Critical Importance of Smartphone Discovery; Ethics
for Lawyers re: Social Media
; Avoiding Computer Security Breaches by Lawyers
ay

The Anatomy of Electronic Documents: What Lawyers & Staff Need to Know
about the Hidden Risks within Electronic Documents to Avoid Malpractice;
Recent Metadata & E-Discovery Case Law Update; Using Social Media in
Your Law Practice; How Smartphones are Transforming the Law Practice

(This half day course focuses on the increasing risks to lawyers
from receiving altered electronic documents from clients or in
discovery, and offering some ideas to utilize to limit such risks;
A review of some recent metadata and e-discovery cases;
How lawyers are currently using social media to benefit their practice;

& how smartphones are transforming the law practice in so many ways)

2009 Course

COURSE X

Lawyers vs The Many Legal & Malpractice
Issues involving Electronic Discovery, E-Mail,
Encryption, Metadata, GPS Evidence, Wireless
Networks, Case Management, & How Twitter
& Facebook will Impact Your Law Practice

(An updated review of numerous technology related
issues having serious practical, legal, and malpractice
implications on the law practice of which many
lawyers are unaware including
electronic discovery,
email, encryption, GPS evidence, wireless network
risks, case management, and social networking sites

2008 Course

COURSE IX

The Perils of Metadata...Electronic Discovery...
Client Data Theft...Records Mgmt Issues...Email
Insecurity: Exploring Options to Reduce the Many
Tech Malpractice Risks Facing All Lawyers

(A review of the many tech malpractice issues with metadata,
electronic discovery, client data, email, and records mgmt that
confront lawyers on a regular basis in the daily practice of law
and exploring some of the options to reduce those risks)

2007 Course

COURSE VIII

Key Forensic Issues in Electronic Discovery, Data Security
& Other Computer Document Issues of Concern to Lawyers

(A review of the many forensic issues in electronic discovery, new
data security issues, & other computer document issues that are
confronting lawyers on a regular basis in the daily practice of law)

2006 Course

COURSE VII

Lawyers & Computer Technology:
Committing Malpractice on a Daily Basis?

(A review of the many computer related issues affecting
lawyers on a daily basis including electronic discovery,
document management, & the resulting malpractice risks)

COURSE VI

Lawyers & Electronic Documents: Discovery Pitfalls,
Client Security Concerns, & Other Not So Common Problems

(A review of the many issues created by use of electronic
documents and their huge impact on discovery, client
security concerns, & other related problems)

COURSE V

Integrating Technology into Your Daily Law Practice:
A Series of Live "How-To" Demonstrations

(A series of live demonstrations of various hardware
and software products illustrating several effective
options to utilize to enhance your daily practice)

COURSE IV

Lawyers & E-Mail: Protecting Your Firm
& Clients From E-Mail Risks & Liabilities

(An overview of the significant risks & liabilities
of E-Mail and steps to take to protect your firm)

COURSE III

Using Technology to Improve
Your Office Practice

(An overview of specific technology
issues affecting office practitioners)

COURSE II

Using Technology to Improve
Your Trial Practice

(An overview of specific technology
issues affecting trial practitioners)

COURSE I

Using the Internet & Technology
to Improve Your Law Practice

(A general overview course about
technology issues facing today's lawyers)