This annual ethics update will cover major ethics developments and issues of increasing importance to your law practice. This two-part program will cover practical developments in conflicts of interest, confidentiality and the attorney-client privilege. The program will also focus on a series of interrelated ethics issues when using technology in law practice, including “cloud” storage for law files and data security in using your mobile and wireless devices. The program will also discuss loss prevention and billing issues, supervisory issues when outsourcing work, and how to handle “hot documents” that you should not have.
Day 1: February 14, 2013:
Attorney-client privilege and confidentiality update
“Hot docs” – what to do with hot documents you shouldn’t have
Loss prevention, including billing and collecting fees and costs
Day 2: February 15, 2013:
Developments in conflicts of interest
Supervisory ethics, including in outsourcing work
Ethics and technology in practice – “cloud” computing to store law files, data security when using and mobile and wireless devices
Lucian T. Pera is a partner in the Memphis office of Adams & Reese, LLP. His practice includes professional malpractice litigation as well as counseling lawyers and law firms in the area of ethics and professional responsibility. He was a member of the ABA’s Ethics 2000 Commission and is co-author of "Ethics and Lawyering Today," a national e-mail newsletter on lawyer ethics, which is accessible at: www.ethicsandlawyering.com. Before entering private practice, he served as a judicial clerk to Judge Harry W. Wellford of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Mr. Pera received his A.B. with honors from Princeton University and his J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law.
William Freivogel is the principal of Freivogel Ethics Consulting and is an independent consultant to law firms on ethics and risk management. He was a trial lawyer for 22 years and has practiced in the areas of legal ethics and lawyer malpractice for 20 years. He is chair of the Editorial Board of the ABA/BNA Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Conduct and recent past chair of the ABA Business Law Section Committee on Professional Responsibility. He maintains the Web site “Freivogel on Conflicts” at www.freivogelonconflicts.com. Mr. Freivogel is a graduate of the University of Illinois (Champaign), where he received his B.S. and LL.B.
Michael E. Lackey is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Mayer Brown, LLP, where he has an extensive litigation practice representing companies and individuals in federal court and has developed a specialty in advising clients on a wide range of e-discovery issues. He is an advisory board member of the Georgetown University Law Center Advanced E-Discovery Institute and serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at George Washington University Law School. Before entering private practice, he served as a judicial clerk to Judge Jacques L. Wiener, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Mr. Lackey received his B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his J.D. from the George Washington University Law School.