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2020 Recordings


DRI8073 - Hot Ethical Topics in Client Confidentiality and Data Breaches


May 28, 2020 12:00pm ‐ May 28, 2020 1:00pm

Description

Data breaches have become commonplace. What do they mean for attorneys who have an ethical obligation to keep client information confidential? All attorneys deal with questions connected to confidentiality and the privilege associated with their role as counsel to their clients. This presentation reviews the confidentiality protections under American Bar Association (ABA) Model Rule of Professional Conduct 1.6, and state equivalents, and the attorney–client and work-product evidentiary privileges. It also examines how data breaches can affect those obligations

Who Should Attend:
This presentation is suitable for all attorneys because it reviews attorney obligations to keep client information confidential as well as how to navigate data breaches, which have become commonplace.

Objectives:

  • What is required under Rule 1.6 (Confidentiality of Information)?
  • What is the scope of Rule 1.6?
  • What are the exceptions to Rule 1.6?
  • What is Rule 1.9's "generally known" exception?
  • How should an attorney navigate a data breach?

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