Staying Secure Electronically
Your Data Probably Has Been Stolen. Wondering How to Minimize the Chances of it Happening Again?
Like everyone else, lawyers rely heavily on technology to store information. In addition to the everyday concerns we all have regarding the potential loss or theft of our information, lawyers have the added ethical responsibility of maintaining client confidentiality.
Attendees will learn how their responsibilities under the ABA’s Model Rules of Professional Conduct 1.1 and 1.6 apply to handling and safeguarding their clients’ information.
Presenter Jennifer Ellis, Esq. details real-world data-loss scenarios that have affected lawyers and non-lawyers, and provides specific tips and strategies for attendees to protect both their own and their clients’ data.
She also explains how taking reasonable steps to protect client data can give lawyers a safe harbor (under the ABA’s Model Rules of Professional Conduct) even if a data breach (or loss) does occur.
Jennifer Ellis Jennifer Ellis is a legal ethics attorney in Pennsylvania. She owns the law practice/law firm marketing company Jennifer Ellis, JD, LLC, through which she assists attorneys with their practice management and online presence.
Previously, Jennifer worked with a Philadelphia area personal injury firm, where she practiced legal ethics, managed the firm’s online presence, and oversaw its IT and security consultants. Jennifer also served as the Associate Director of Media Technology with the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, where she organized and presented courses on numerous issues, including law practice management, technology, and ethics. Jennifer speaks and writes throughout Pennsylvania and nationally on issues relating to law practice management, technology, ethics, marketing, and more. Jennifer wrote the book “Wordpress in One Hour for Lawyers and the social Media chapter for the book “Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide” – both published by the ABA’s Law Practice Division.