With the swift pivot to conducting mediation via online conferencing, the restrictions of COVID and quarantine need not delay your pending mediations. Learn suggested language and notifications to help your mediation participants be properly prepared for a virtual process and ensure that the confidentiality and privacy of the process is protected. The importance of being properly prepared for an online proceeding, in keeping with the duty of competence, is also reviewed.
Understand the legal landscape regarding privacy and security in 2020. Learn exactly what “data privacy and security” mean. Do attorneys have special obligations? Get tips for best practices you should follow within your firm as well as personally.
Learn best practices for collecting attorneys’ fees by reviewing statutory provisions and relevant case law, including ethical constraints on billing and collection. Learn how to protect yourself with effective engagement letters, proper billing techniques, and more.
Since its original publication, this title has been updated and fully revised to address the dramatic increase in public misogyny. It has particular applicability to the current state of affairs, given that stay-at-home orders and school closings have led to increased gender biases and more lopsided gender roles, rather than a decrease.
The Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct (“IRPC”) require that lawyers stay up to speed on the benefits and risks of technology. But what do they require lawyers to do, exactly? This session will discuss the relevant IRPCs, how to apply those rules in both small and large firm environments, and the best ways to supervise the data security of employees, assistants, and vendors.
Data security, cybersecurity, digital assets, encyrption -- the ethical practice of law now requires attorneys to understand these issues and how they may affect the privacy and security of their offices, their clients, and their staff. This program examines how these concerns fit in the context of the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct and also how lawyers can take practical steps to protect themselves and their clients.
Cybersecurity rightly gets lots of attention – but it’s important to protect information in paper or other physical form as well. Understand risks to physical documents, including those that can be heightened in a work-from-home environment, and best practices for mitigating those risks.
Participants in the legal profession, need to monitor change and adjust to it. All attorneys should engage in Long-Range (or Strategic) Planning. This program addresses the requirements of the Court, professionalism, e-options, and social media in regards to effective communication.