Internet Ethics (Webinar)

The Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct indicate that "a lawyer should keep abreast of changes in the law and its practice, including the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology," in order to maintain professional competence. This class will help you with that -- especially now that we're working from home during social distancing.

We'll start by reviewing the recommendations in Pennsylvania Bar Association Committee on Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility Formal Opinion 2020-300, "Ethical Obligations for Lawyers Working Remotely," (April 10, 2020). Then we'll discuss the advantages and limitations of encryption. Next we'll consider "security as theater" -- and how that applies to antivirus, operating system updates, password policies and more. We'll move on to consider some technologies and policies that are more than window dressing. Finally, we'll discuss the opinion's recommendations regarding the Internet of Things (IoT), specifically Amazon's Alexa and Google Home.

Jenkins Law Library, an accredited provider under the Pennsylvania CLE Board's Rules, will serve as the CLE provider for this course. The course has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.0 hour of CLE credit in ethics.

This webinar will be presented using Zoom, a free videoconferencing service. For more information on Zoom, please view the following short videos:

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Thursday, October 29, 2020
10:00am to 11:00am
12 seats remaining (12 max)