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Email Ethics: Top Pitfalls & Perils

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Email Ethics: Top Pitfalls & Perils

Workshop Description/Agenda

Would Your Email Practices Survive Ethical Scrutiny?

Most lawyers (and their clients) rely on email as a primary means of communication. While email provides numerous benefits to the busy practitioner, it also poses ethical challenges that can be easy to miss. This course explores how competence and confidentiality requirements are currently being applied in the context of electronic communications. Learn where the risks lie and how to avoid them - register today!

  • Learn what email competence requires.
  • Identify and overcome common confidentiality and privilege snares.
  • Review ethics case studies on everyday issues involving email.
  • Learn how to safeguard law firm email systems.
  • Clarify your obligations to prevent and respond to cyberattacks, phishing attempts and data breach.


All times are shown in Eastern time.

  1. Where Everyday Risks Lie - Rules and Opinions
    10:00 - 10:30, Dean R. Dietrich
    1. Competence
    2. Confidentiality
    3. Privilege Implications
  2. Case Studies and Hypotheticals
    10:30 - 11:30, Dean R. Dietrich
    1. Communicating With Clients
    2. Communicating With Adversaries
    3. Dangerous Disclaimers
    4. Unexpected Effects on Attorney-Client Relationships (Creation & Termination)
    5. E-Discovery Competence
  3. Securing Law Firm Email Systems and Stored Data
    11:45 - 12:30, Steven R. Sorenson
  4. Responding to Cyberattacks, Phishing Attempts and Data Breach
    12;30 - 1:15, Steven R. Sorenson

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for attorneys. Paralegals may also benefit.

Additional Information

Training Provider: NBI, Inc.

Course Topics: Law Training > Ethics

Training Course Summary: Email Ethics: Top Pitfalls & Perils