Encryption is now a generally accepted security measure for protecting confidential data – both when stored and transmitted. Data breaches have become a common occurrence, and hackers cannot only get confidential details about a case or deal, but steal your client's information as well. Fortunately, easy-to-use options are available today for encryption.
Social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn have become part of every lawyer’s daily life, and they can be helpful tools for expanding your professional presence and marketing your practice, as well as valuable investigative tools. But the same ethical rules that govern lawyers’ conduct also apply to their use of social media, and that can raise some concerns for lawyers in their use of these tools.
This webinar will focus on the ethical use of LinkedIn as a ma
In this program, attorney/songwriter Jim Jesse discusses the unique issues faced when representing an organization as a client, particularly one as unique as a musical group. in this case, Jesse uses The Beatles and Rolling Stones as examples. Picture yourself as General Counsel for the two biggest bands in the world. And there's plenty of overlap between the two bands...
This program will explore ethical issues from a transactional lawyer's perspective. Using the ABA's Model Rules of Professional conduct as a guide, we'll consider sticky situations that often arise in the course of negotiating and drafting contracts, like these:
Lawyers have an ethical duty to be competent and to keep their client data confidential. Clients too want to keep their confidential data protected. All too often, information security is not prioritized by law firms. It costs money to protect data and businesses frequently resist budgeting for security, even though an ounce of prevention is far less expensive than a pound of cure. Investigating a
FRE 611 addresses witnesses and establishes the manner and scope of witness testimony during cross examination. While FRE 611 governs the form of cross examination questions, many other evidentiary rules also impact your ability to impeach witnesses. Prosecutors must understand the legal doctrine behind the rules governing impeachment. This presentation will show attendees how to begin ...
As a prosecutor, we all have our horror stories about witnesses. In this presentation, we will examine issues relating to witnesses including enforcing a subpoena of a witness, impeaching your own witness, witness competency, material witnesses, court witnesses, recalling witnesses, and other issues relating to witnesses.
We will also review case law regarding witness tampering by defense
The admissibility and persuasiveness of expert testimony will often make or break a case. Prosecutors often rely on expert witnesses to prove the defendant’s guilt or innocence. In this presentation we will examine the admissibility of expert testimony both by the State and the defense. We will review various cases involving the admissibility of forensic evidence that can ...
“Many lawyers use Facebook®, the world’s most popular social networking platform, to communicate with friends and family across the globe. But lawyers are missing a major opportunity if they do not consider the business possibilities of their Facebook® accounts. With a few simple steps, lawyers can harness Facebook® to market their services, grow their practices,
Imagine that you could find and have admitted as evidence virtually any public historical web content, and without having to rely on discovery from the opposing party. Imagine that you could thereby establish when specific information was first published, updated, or available online - e.g., patent disclosures, marks and copyrighted materials, terms of service, advertised claims regarding products