Presented by the ISBA Mutual Insurance Company
The Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 1.6(e) requires a lawyer to make "reasonable efforts" to prevent the disclosure of confidential client information. Comment 19 further stipulates that "reasonable precautions" must be taken to prevent client information from falling into the wrong hands. In a digital world, the exact meaning of "reasonable efforts" and "reasonable precautions" may be subject to debate; however, it's hard to argue that doing nothing to protect client data would meet that standard. You don't have to be a security expert or techie to protect yourself and your office…and half the battle is simply knowing what questions to ask, which isn’t nearly as complicated as it sounds. Learn how to cover all the bases of computer, smartphone, tablet, email, wireless, and document encryption with this one-hour seminar, as well as the fundamentals of backing up your electronic data, how to establish best practices in your office, and where to find inexpensive or free tools that will make sure your confidential information remains confidential.
Barron K. Henley is one of the founding partners of Affinity Consulting Group, a national legal technology consulting firm which handles all aspects of law practice automation including document assembly, case management, document management, legal accounting software, trial presentation/litigation support, paper reduction/scanning, hardware, networks/servers and security. He is an attorney and has been helping other lawyers with technology since 1990. He received his B.S./B.A. (marketing and economics) and J.D. from The Ohio State University and is a member of the American, Ohio and Columbus Bar Associations, and the Worthington Estate Planning Council. He is a member of the ABA Law Practice Management Section and is the former Chair of the Ohio State Bar Association Law Office Automation & Technology Committee. Mr. Henley heads Affinity’s document assembly/automation and software training departments; he is a renowned expert on Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat and HotDocs document assembly software; and has authored legal-specific manuals on HotDocs, Adobe Acrobat, and Microsoft Word, Excel & Outlook. Barron teaches continuing legal education (CLE) classes throughout the U.S. and Canada covering a wide variety of topics related to law practice management, technology and ethics.
May 24, 2016 12:00 PM Central
Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 0.75
Including Professionalism, Civility or Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility MCLE: 0.75
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