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The Best and Most Ethically Compliant Cloud Services - CLE, Continuing Legal Education - ALI
The Best and Most Ethically Compliant Cloud Services
  • Cosponsored with the ABA Law Practice Management Section
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Available Online: Online CLE | MP3 Audio Files | Coursebook

Why You Should Attend

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.




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Program Schedule

All times eastern daylight

1:00 p.m.    The Best and Most Ethically Compliant Cloud Services

2:30 p.m.    Adjournment


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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.

Level of Instruction: Basic to Intermediate

Click Here for MCLE Credit Information

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Here's what registrants have said about this course:

"This was a thorough and very well researched and well presented program. It is an extremely important topic. I am a partner in a two-attorney law firm and it is so difficult to be sure what to do with IT systems and issues. I 've been considering Cloud systems for a while and this information was priceless! Thank you so much!"

"I would recommend this program to everyone. Very well put-together, and excellent materials to use going forward!"

"Provided in one place all the pertinent information necessary to comply with ethical standards of using cloud storage of client and firm information. Very practical and helpful information -- not available elsewhere in one place. That is key -- ease of access to the pertinent information."

"This was a very helpful overview. I now feel a lot better about starting in to truly understand what the leaders were discussing and about trying to explain this to my firm."

"Very helpful and informative."

"Very helpful and easy to understand program for someone with limited computer knowlege."

"The presenters were very knowledgeable, so much so that I will be following up on some of their offhand points and assumptions so I can better understand their presentations."

"Very helpful."

"Well done and informative."


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Eastern 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Central 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Mountain 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Pacific & Arizona 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Alaska 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Hawaii 7:00 am – 8:30 am

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