10 Tips to Help Attorneys Understand and Ethically Adapt to the Changing Legal Landscape

September 17, 2015 at 10am PT / 1pm ET

Posted in Ethics, Technology, Webinar

Technology, outsourcing, pro-­‐se filings and forms, and many other trends and forces are changing the way people use the law and the way lawyers think about how they practice. Lawyers who want to not only survive but thrive in this new landscape – and make sure they do so ethically – must understand these emerging trends. This presentation will provide ten tips to help lawyers understand the emerging legal landscape and the applicable ethical rules and concepts.

Lawyers who attend this webinar will learn about:

  • Unbundling: What rules apply to unbundling and limited scope representation and how can lawyers use these tools effectively and ethically?
  • Cloud Services: A few bar associations have issued opinions on how to use cloud services ethically. What are these rules? What is the cloud? How can lawyers use it?
  • Social Media: Overview of social media rules and some key ethical areas where lawyers stumble.
  • Technology as an Ethical Competency: ABA Model rule 1.1 comment 8 has been adopted in a few states. What is this new duty of technological competence. How can or should lawyers understand it and what does it mean?

*Please note that CLE credit will only be given to those that attend the live online session