Adapting to the times
While telecommuting was already on the rise before COVID-19, the pandemic sent legal professionals home in droves to work remotely.1 As a result, new ethical issues have emerged as attorneys work in makeshift offices and rely on various technologies to connect with colleagues and clients.
Legal Ethics 2020: Current Issues in Professional Responsibility in a “New Normal” Practice will review how to practice law in an environment that involves a lot more technology and less face-to-face interaction. You’ll discuss:
- Mitigating cybersecurity risks when connecting remotely
- Protecting client information and confidentiality when sharing at-home workspace
- Virtually communicating with clients
What you do on your own time is your own business, right? Not exactly. In the legal profession, there’s no off-switch for the Rules of Professional Conduct. Discuss how personal conduct can negatively affect your ability to practice law. Understand how to comply with the Rules on and off the clock.
The events of 2020 will likely have wide-ranging and long-lasting effects on every profession. Make sure you’re keeping the Rules in mind as the legal field evolves with help from Legal Ethics 2020.
1Work-At-Home After Covid-19—Our Forecast