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Ethical Issues Relating to Smartphone Use

Total Credits: 1 including 1 Ethics

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Law Practice Management |  Legal Ethics |  Technology Proficiency
Daniel J. Siegel, Esq.
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Product Setting: Expires 60 day(s) after program date.



Smartphones are in reality powerful computers that store massive amounts of data, potentially including information that lawyers are required to keep confidential under the Rules of Professional Conduct, such as client names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, and other information.

This program will discuss the data stored by smartphones, and the dangers created by apps that can access information that is supposed to remain confidential. The program will focus on how lawyers can protect confidential information and information about clients under Rules of Professional Conduct 1.3, 1.4, and 1.6, and will also address recent ethical guidance from major state bar associations.

Attendees will also learn how, with a few easy steps, they can secure their devices, determine which apps access which types of data, and how to deny access to apps that could improperly access and use the information stored on their phones.



Daniel J. Siegel, Esq.'s Profile

Daniel J. Siegel, Esq. Related Seminars and Products

Daniel J. Siegel is a seasoned attorney and entrepreneur with 30+ years of experience. Dan is the owner of the Law Offices of Daniel J. Siegel, LLC, a workers’ compensation and personal injury firm, which has assured or increased the benefits of more injured workers than any other law firm in Pennsylvania. Dan has been widely recognized for this work, including being named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for Workers’ Compensation for 10+ years, a Philadelphia Inquirer Influencer of Law for Personal Injury and a Philadelphia Business Journal Best of the Bar Honoree for Plaintiff Personal Injury.


In addition, Dan represents individuals and families in Social Security Disability/SSI and medical malpractice claims and counsels clients on estate planning and real estate transactions. As Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Committee on Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Dan also provides ethics and disciplinary guidance as well as trial and appellate court writing to fellow attorneys. 


Dan is also the owner of Integrated Technology Services, LLC, a technology consulting firm for attorneys and small businesses that combines his passion for technology and the law. Given this expertise, Dan is a frequent author and nationally recognized speaker on legal ethics, social media, law firm technology, law practice management and mobile computing for lawyers. Dan wrote or co-wrote several books for the ABA Law Practice Division including “How to Do More in Less Time,” “The Ultimate Guide to Adobe Acrobat DC,” “The Ultimate Guide to LexisNexis CaseMap” and “Checklists for Lawyers,” among others.


Thu, Jun 27, 2024 - 02:00pm to 03:00pm CDT