The pandemic transformed the legal profession in ways that were unimaginable not long ago. The 2021 ABA Legal Technology Report shows just how dramatic that change has been.
The presenter of this webinar, David G. Ries, is a national thought leader in the burgeoning field of Cybersecurity Ethics. He is author of the Cybersecurity Chapter for the ABA TechReport 2021 and the book Locked Down: Practical Information Security for Lawyers (ABA 2016). In this webinar, Ries will examine surveys, statistics and trends data of the 2021 ABA TechReport to extract valuable pointers for keeping your practice safe, ethical and successful.
Attendees will learn how technology and cybersecurity affect their ethical obligations, including compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct. They will discover best practices for safeguarding client data, maintaining technological competence, and running a virtual law practice. And they will learn how to put Cybersecurity Ethics into practice to protect their firms, clients and data.
David G. Ries
Attorney @Clark Hill PLC (Pittsburgh, PA)
David G. Ries is of counsel in the Pittsburgh, PA office of Clark Hill PLC, where he practices in the areas of technology, data protection, and environmental law and litigation. David served on the ABA Cybersecurity Legal Task Force and the ABA TECHSHOW Planning Board. He is author of the Cybersecurity Section of the 2021 ABA Legal Technology Survey Report. David is a coauthor of Locked Down: Practical Information Security for Lawyers, Second Ed. (American Bar Association 2016) and Encryption Made Simple for Lawyers (American Bar Association 2015) and a contributing author to Information Security and Privacy: A Legal, Business and Technical Handbook, Second Edition (American Bar Association 2011).
The Risk Pro @Alta Pro Insurance
Ernest (Jay) Reeves Jr. has worked in the legal profession for more than 40 years, including 35 years of private practice in North Carolina and South Carolina (where he represented lawyers in licensing, ethics and bar disciplinary matters). He has also been Legal Editor at Lawyers Weekly and Vice President of Risk Management at Lawyers Mutual of NC. He has presented hundreds of CLE programs to lawyers and bar groups on practice management, ethics and tech topics, including the 10 Building Blocks of Risk Management, which he has presented across the U.S. and Canada. He was a panelist and moderator for the recent CLE webinars “Law Firm Cybersecurity Best Practices 2021” and “Putting Cybersecurity to Work in Your Practice,” both of which were CLE-accredited in multiple states.