This past year has brought major challenges to businesses everywhere, managing disruptions and making adjustments both internally and externally. In particular, the legal industry has seen this the most, as law practices and legal service providers have had to make significant changes with the ongoing trend of working remotely.
Las Vegas, NV, February 11, 2021
AXEL, the Nevada-based technology company, recognizes the need to explore this new working paradigm and will host 21 Things Lawyers Should Know About the Ethics of Lawyering Remotely in 2021, a free CLE webinar event on February 23, 2021. Participants will include in-house counsel, independent attorneys and related professionals to discuss how to effectively meet the legal community’s ethics needs, and address the legal and ethical concerns of working remotely.
David Kaplan, General Counsel at AXEL, says, “Remote working has created a host of obvious and not-so-obvious ethical obligations for attorneys that continue to evolve. As state bars and ethics committees continue to weigh in, attorneys need to be aware of the latest concerns and solutions.”
This one-hour webinar is approved for 01.00 ethics credit in four states, with reciprocity eligibility in eight others. Jessica A. Schoendienst, Senior Counsel of the Sierra Nevada Corporation, will moderate the webinar led by panelists:
- David J. Kaplan, General Counsel at AXEL
- Nancy B. Rapoport, Garman Turner Gordon Professor of Law at UNLV’S Boyd School of Law
- George L. Washington, Chief Litigation Counsel of Orange Business Services
This discussion will include answers to questions, such as:
Can you have a legal conference call in front of Amazon Alexa? Can you move your practice to that out-of-state lake house to be closer to family? How can you reduce the risk of data breaches while working from home? The panel will also consider attorney-client privilege, confidentiality, ethical issues, professional conduct and cybersecurity concerns when answering these questions, and more.
“In this new normal of remote working and increased reliance on technology, a lawyer who’s not thinking about the advantages and challenges and how this will affect our ethical and professional obligations is going to be left behind,” notes Nancy Rapoport, Garman Turner Gordon Professor of Law at UNLV’S Boyd School of Law.
AXEL has had a long-held belief that one’s guardianship and sovereignty of data is paramount. This is especially relevant in the legal field. The company has given prominence to the legal sector by hosting continuing educational courses and offering special pricing on its services to select State Bars through various partnership programs.