For years now – since the dawn of email and the internet – lawyers have worried about the security of client confidential information in a digital world. With every passing year and every new technology tool, the world gets scarier. Viruses. Hackers. Ransomware. Phishing. Lost and stolen phones and laptops. Every cybersecurity seminar is just one long parade of horrible things that can happen.
Still, we lawyers do have ethical (and other) serious obligations to protect the sensitive information we have about their clients. The ABA and others have issued some ethics opinions and guidance. But can we get beyond just scary? Yes, we can.
Come take a 90-minute tour of (fairly) simple, very specific things any lawyer can do right now to be safer tomorrow.
Webinar begins at noon CST
Duration: 1.5 hours
Lucian T. Pera
Adams and Reese LLP
Lucian T. Pera is a partner with the Memphis, Tennessee, office of Adams and Reese LLP. His practice includes civil trial work, including commercial litigation and media law, and he counsels and represents lawyers, law firms, and others on questions of legal ethics and the professional responsibility of lawyers. A Memphis native, he is a graduate of Princeton University and Vanderbilt University School of Law and served as a law clerk for U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit Harry W. Wellford. Pera joined Adams and Reese in 2006 to help open the firm’s Memphis office, after practicing law for 20 years with Armstrong Allen, PLLC.
Pera has served as president of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL), the national membership organization of lawyers who work in the legal ethics arena. He has chaired and served as a member of the editorial board of the ABA/BNA Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Conduct. He has chaired ethics committees for the ABA Section of Business Law and the Media Law Resource Center Defense Counsel Section. He recently completed a three-year term as chair of the governing board of the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility. He currently serves as President of the Tennessee Coalition for Open Government.
He is a member of the American Law Institute, the American Bar Foundation, and is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of First Amendment Law, Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law, Commercial Litigation, Health Care Law, and Legal Malpractice Law.
Pera is a former American Bar Association Treasurer and has served on the ABA Board of Governors and Executive Committee. With the exception of three years in the late 1990s, he has been a member of the ABA House of Delegates since 1991. He is also a past President of the Tennessee Bar Association.
This program is approved by the State Bar of Texas for a total of 1.5 hours, including 1.5 hours of ethics. Course ID Number: 174114574.
The program has also been approved in the following states:
- Colorado – 2 general credit hours, including 1.8 credit hours of ethics
- California, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Louisiana - 1.5 hours ethics or attorney professional conduct
- Oklahoma – 2.0 credits of ethics
- West Virginia – 1.8 credits of ethics
- Credit approval is pending in Virginia.
Attorneys may be eligible to receive CLE credit through reciprocity or attorney self-submission in other states. Attorneys filing by self-submission in certain states may be required to pay an additional fee. IEL conferences are typically accredited by all mandatory CLE states, but more stringent requirements and restrictions are sometimes applied to online programs. Please review your jurisdiction’s MCLE regulations for more information on the ability to obtain credit for this program.
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