Information and registration for our next even is now available.
Ethics in Informatics:
Changing Ethics Rules and New SEC Guidance Redefine the Competency of the Lawyer
Dean Dennis R. Honabach, Chair of the ABA’s Standing Committee on Professionalism
Professor Jon M. Garon, Director of the NKU Chase Law & Informatics Institute
Friday, May 4, 2012
The practice of law has largely gone digital in the past decade. In response, the American Bar Association’s Commission on Ethics 20/20 is examining technology’s impact on the legal profession. It has proposed a revision to the Model Rules of Professional Responsibility to make explicit the affirmative duty to prevent “the unintended disclosure of, or unauthorized access to, information relating to the representation of a client” to data privacy, security and reliability. Not to be outdone, the Corporate Finance Division of the Securities and Exchange Commission has taken steps of its own to require greater awareness, disclosure and reporting of issues relating to technological knowledge held by a company – including its lawyers.
This program provides attendees guidance on three key areas:
- The existing and proposed ethical rules regarding technologically mediated client confidentiality;
- The lawyer’s role in assisting clients meet their affirmative duties of disclosure; and
- The lawyer’s duties regarding social media and cloud computing in the context of client communications, ex parte communications, and interactions with the judiciary in social media and cyberspace.
|Date:||Friday, May 4, 2012|
|Time:||7:30 a.m. to 9:35 a.m.
Continental Breakfast will be served from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
|Location:||Wood, Herron & Evans, Floor 36, 441 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202|
|Registration fee:||$99.00 for general public and $89.00 for alumni|
|CLE credits:||1.5 Ethics CLE in Ohio & KY|
|For more information:||www.lawandinformatics.org/breakfastseries|
|Online registration:||Register online|
|Fax Registration:||Download a fax registration form|
|Call in registration:||(859) 572-7853 to reach Admin. Dir. Lindsey Jaeger|
Dean Dennis R. Honabach is the co-author of D&O Liability Handbook and the Proxy Rules Handbook. He has published law review articles on topics ranging from managerial liability and Enron to toxic torts and legal education. Dean Honabach is the chair of the ABA’s Standing Committee on Professionalism, the co-chair of the Business Law Education Committee of the ABA’s Business Law Section and a member of the Misconduct and Irregularities Subcommittee of the LSAC.
Jon M. Garon is an attorney and professor of informatics, entertainment, intellectual property and business law. He has extensive practice experience in the areas of entertainment law (including film, music, theatre and publishing), data privacy and security, business planning, copyright, trademark, and software licensing.
“Ethics in Informatics” is the first presentation in the Law & Informatics Breakfast Series, which will address various topics on privacy, data security, social media and ethics. These programs will be hosted in downtown Cincinnati. We are very grateful to the law firms of Wood Herron & Evans LLP, Frost Brown Todd LLC, Baker & Hostetler LLP and Dinsmore & Shohl LLP for their support as hosts for this coming year’s program.