Attorneys in practice today are being faced with a myriad of IT security and privacy issues. Therefore it is more imperative than ever for attorneys to understand recent technological developments and the risks associated with them, including their widely acknowledged duty to stay conversant with technology in order to represent their clients adequately and assure confidentiality of client data and privileged communications.Indeed there is on-going debate about how far the ethics rules should or should not go in mandating specifics steps, such as encryption, to ensure the protection of client data, including recent ethics opinions or comments by bar associations around the country.
A panel of ethicists and technical experts will lead the discussion that no New York attorney can afford to miss, especially sole practitioners, small and mid-sized firm members who typically do not have in-house technical resources to rely on.
Program Co-sponsors: NYCLA’s Ethics Committee and NYCLA’s Cyberlaw Committee
Faculty: Joseph Bambara, UCNY, Co-Chair, NYCLA’s Cyber Space Law Committee; Carol Buckler, New York Law School; James B. Kobak, Jr., General Counsel, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP; Pery Krinsky, Krinsky, PLLC; Peter Micek, Access Now; Jonathan Stribling-Uss, Constitutional Communications