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Technology Ethics for the Attorney

Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm EST
Length: 90 minutes

Sponsored by Lorman Education Services

Registration for Session Only: $199.00

Registration plus Session Recording and Written Materials: $268.00


Understand your ethical duties and precautions to take when utilizing various technological resources.

Many lawyers are unfamiliar with the nuances of computer technology and data security essential to comply with 21st century ethic rules. There are many hidden dangers in frequently used tools and platforms, including email, social-media and 'The Cloud.'

This topic helps attorneys in law firms and legal departments learn about risks of which they may not be aware. The topic also explains some suggested practices and solutions. With law firms a prime target of hackers, now more than ever attorneys must be vigilant as to client data and firm/department technology resources.

This information is critical for attorneys to become more sophisticated in risk management in various technology contexts.

Areas Covered in the Session:

Information Security and Data Privacy as to Clients' and Law Firm's Confidential Information

  • Intro Re: Ethical Duties as to Confidentiality and Competency and as to Privacy Law
  • Mobility/Travel Tips, Including as to Privacy Screens and Open Wi-Fi
  • Various Measures, Including: Two-Factor Authentication; and Training as to
  • Phishing/ Social-Engineering Schemes
  • Other Email Concerns, Including BCCs, Reply-All and Metadata Scrubbing

Social Media

  • Solicitation Rules
  • Disclaimers as to Legal Advice
  • Avoiding Clients' Spoliation
  • Communications With Others, Including Jurors

The Cloud

  • Quick Intro to Duty of Reasonable Care
  • Ways to Meet Duty of Diligence/Supervision as to Service Providers

Credit Information (Sponsored by Lorman Education Services):

  • CLE
  • NALA
For Detailed Credit Information page click here

Only registered attendee will receive continuing education credit.

Instructor Profile:

Joseph A. Corsmeier, Esq., The Law Office of Joseph A. Corsmeier, P.A.

  • Founder and president/owner of The Law Office of Joseph A. Corsmeier, P.A.
  • Practices primarily in the areas of: attorney disciplinary defense before The Florida Bar, attorney admission matters before the Florida Board of Bar Examiners, professional license and disciplinary matters before the Boards of the State of Florida
  • Provides expert analysis and opinions on ethics issues, legal malpractice, conflicts of interest, fees, attorney disqualification, and other matters and has testified as an expert in both Federal and Florida courts
  • Frequent speaker and has written numerous publications on topics including ethics and professionalism, law office management, fees, trust accounting, social media, technology, conflicts of interest, and other topics
  • Holds the highest lawyer rating with Martindale-Hubbell and AVVO Law Directories; designated as a Super Lawyer
  • Admitted to practice in all Florida Courts, the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the Middle District of Florida
  • Member of the American Bar Association, the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, and the Clearwater and St. Petersburg Bar Associations; served as director of the Clearwater Bar Association 2004-2009 and president 2009-2010
  • Adjunct professor of Paralegal Ethics at St. Petersburg College
  • J.D. degree, Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law; B.A. degree, Florida State University
  • Can be contacted at 727-799-1688 or

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