March 27, 2020
Practicing Law in a Pandemic: Remote Lawyering in the Age of COVID-19
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?
1 New York CLE Ethics Credit will be given.
On the docket:
• Creating a crisis plan for your practice
• Effective communication with clients and staff
• Handling confidential information and safeguarding client property
• Data privacy and security best practices
• The duties of competence and supervision
• Managing conflicts and client intake remotely
• Practical risk management tips to ensure that issues are addressed quickly as they arise
• And much more.
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.
Friday, March 27, 2020
12:30PM to 1:30PM EST
New York CLE Credit:
This program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 1.0 CLE Credits in Ethics and Professionalism. (Note: The content of this course is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys (non-transitional and transitional)).