By now, you have probably heard that many law firms are moving their practices to the cloud. But what exactly IS the cloud and should lawyers be using it? If they should be using it, which cloud-based computing providers offer services that will keep lawyers well within the bounds of their ethical obligations?
Register today for this audio CLE program and learn all about the cloud, the potential legal benefits and pitfalls of moving your practice to the cloud (including a discussion of both technological and ethical issues implicated by such a move), and how to discern among the major cloud based computing providers, such as Dropbox, SpiderOak, SkyDrive, BoxNet, Clio, Rocket Matter, Houdini Esq., Microsoft, Amazon, Google, and iCloud.
What You Will Learn
“the cloud” and different kinds of clouds
what lawyers are doing in the cloud, and whether they are acting wisely
how lawyers can ethically use the cloud
summary of the major cloud providers, including those most used by lawyers
potential ethical issues and recommended solutions
Need ethics credit? This seminar qualifies for 1.5 to 1.8 credit hours, including 1 to 1.2 ethics credit hours, depending on state requirements; in MCLE jurisdictions that accredit live telephone seminars and/or webcasts on law practice management topics.
Have a question for the faculty? This interactive seminar will give you the opportunity to submit questions to the faculty before and/or during the broadcast. In addition, all registrants receive a set of downloadable course materials and free access to the archived online program later.
Who Should Attend
Attorneys interested in or in the process of moving their law practices to the cloud should attend this accredited continuing legal education program from ALI CLE.
Ben Schorr is the Chief Executive Officer of Roland, Schorr, and Tower. Ben has spent the last two decades helping businesses get the most out of technology. After 6-1/2 years running Watson/Schorr Consulting in Los Angeles, California he came to Hawaii and enjoyed 8 years as the IT Director of Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert, a large Honolulu law firm. Recently named by the Pacific Technology Foundation as one of the Top 50 Technology Leaders in Hawaii, Ben’s never seems to stop thinking about how people communicate, share knowledge and use that knowledge to reach their objectives. 14 years ago Microsoft named Ben a “Most Valuable Professional (MVP)” in their Outlook product group and more recently as an MVP in their OneNote product group. He is an author, columnist and frequently requested speaker on topics from technology to communications to business. His latest book “The Lawyer’s Guide to Microsoft Outlook 2013” will be published later this year.
Daniel J. Siegel is the founder and President of Integrated Technology Services, LLC, a consulting service for attorneys that assists litigators improve their workflows. He is also the principal of the Law Offices of Daniel J. Siegel, LLC, a law firm with offices in Havertown, Pennsylvania and York, Maine, who provides appellate and trial court writing services to attorneys, as well as ethical and technological guidance. He is the author of The Lawyer’s Guide to CaseMap and Android Apps in One Hour for Lawyers, both published by the American Bar Association Law Practice Management Section, and the author of Changing Law Firms: Ethical Guidance for Pennsylvania Law Firms and Attorneys, published by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. He authors the “Technology" column in The Philadelphia Lawyer, quarterly magazine of the Philadelphia Bar Association; a bimonthly column on the intersection of law, technology, ethics and law practice for Pennsylvania Law Weekly; and the “Tech Brief" column in Trial, monthly magazine of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Siegel serves on various Bar Association committees, and is a member of the Editorial Boards of The Philadelphia Lawyer and The Legal Intelligencer. He received his law degree from Temple University in 1984 and his bachelors degree from Franklin and Marshall College in 1981.
All times eastern daylight
1:00 p.m. The Best and Most Ethically Compliant Cloud Services
Total 60-minute hours of instruction: 1.5, including 1.0 ethics credit hours.
Total 50-minute hours: 1.8, including 1.2 ethics credit hours. Please note: Programs focusing on law practice management may not be not approved in all jurisdictions. Credit may not be available in AL, DE, IN, LA, NC, NE, NH, TX, or VA.
Educational Objective: Lawyers will learn the benefits and risks of moving their practice to the cloud and how to evaluate which cloud provides will comply with lawyers’ ethical obligations.