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Program Overview

Model Rule 1.6(c) stipulates that a lawyer must make reasonable efforts to prevent the disclosure of confidential client information. The comments to Rule 1.6 require lawyers to act competently to safeguard client information, and use reasonable safety precautions when transmitting a client communication. The exact meanings of “reasonable efforts,” “act competently,” and “reasonable precautions” may be subject to debate. However, doing nothing certainly won’t meet the standard. The good news is that you don’t have to be a security expert or a techie to protect yourself and your office. Learn how to cover all the bases of computer, smartphone, tablet, email, wireless, and document encryption. We’ll also cover the fundamentals of backing up your electronic data. Half of the battle is simply knowing what questions to ask and it’s not nearly as complicated as it sounds. Establish best practices in your office and discover the inexpensive or free tools that will ensure that your confidential information remains confidential.

Who Should Attend

  • Anyone who wants to understand the nature of their duty to protect electronic/digital client data under the Rules of Professional Conduct
  • Lawyers who want to know how to easily protect client data and meet the reasonableness test
  • Anyone who stores client data on a PC, smartphone or tablet
  • Anyone who transmits client data via email
  • Anyone wanting to learn how to keep confidential information confidential

What will you learn

  • How to encrypt a PC, tablet or phone
  • How to encrypt email and attachments to email
  • How to protect wireless transmissions of eavesdropping or theft
  • Recommended, off-the-shelf and inexpensive security products and services
  • What security policies your office should have

Speakers

Barron K. Henley, Esq.

Barron K. Henley, Esq.is one of the founding partners of Affinity Consulting Group, a legal technology consulting firm focused on automating and streamlining law firms and legal departments. He earned 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 both the ABA Law Practice Management and the Real Property Trust and Estate Law ("RPTE") Sections. He's a member of RPTE Futures Task Force, a Board Member for the ABA TECHSHOW, 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 is also an expert in launching new law firms, overhauling existing firms, and documenting and re-engineering law firm processes. Finally, 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.

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