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General Practice & Professional Discipline Annual 2018

Total credits: 4.0 (2.0 in Areas of Professional Practice; 2.0 in Ethics), for experienced attorneys only (admitted more than 2 years)

This program was presented by the NYSBA General Practice Section and Committee on Professional Discipline at the NYSBA Annual Meeting in New York City, January 23, 2018.

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Loose Lips and Emailing Lawyers - The Ethics of Protecting client Confidences from New York State Bar Association on Vimeo.


  • CPLR Update
  • Loose Lips and Emailing Lawyers: The Ethics of Protecting Client Confidences
  • Hot Tips from the Experts

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General Practice Section Member price: $85

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CPLR Update
Burton N. Lipshie, Esq., Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, New York.

Loose Lips and Emailing Lawyers: The Ethics of Protecting Client Confidences
This program will focus on rapidly emerging and evolving issues of attorney-client confidentiality with a special focus on internet and e-mail security. The panel will address cutting-edge issues related to: the ethical duty of lawyers and law firms to maintain technological competence; the ethical duty of lawyers and law firms to undertake reasonable efforts to protect electronically stored client confidential information, including with respect to border searches incident to traveling with mobile devices and when working with third-party technology vendors; the permissibility of transferring confidential information over the Internet and by unencrypted e-mail, of giving firm lawyers remote access to the firm's electronic files, and of using cloud storage for client confidential information; the possible duty of lawyers and law firms to advise clients of potential or actual breaches of cyber security; State security-breach notification laws; the waiver of privilege by employees resulting from the use of an employer's computer system for personal confidential communications; the ability of lawyers to breach confidentiality in the face of client and/or third-party criticism on the internet based upon the "self-defense" provision of Rule 1.6; and risks to confidentiality based upon clients' and lawyers' use of social media. Discussion of the status of the NYS Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection.

Hon. Karen K. Peters, Former Presiding Justice, Appellate Division, Third Department, Albany
Timothy J. O'Sullivan, Esq., New York State Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection, Albany
William K. Rashbaum, The New York Times, New York
Michael Ross, Esq., Law Offices of Michael S. Ross, New York
Jonathan Stribling-Uss, Esq., Constitutional Communications, New York

Hot Tips from the Experts
Updates to keep you current in your practice:

  • "I Got Bloomed!" (Don't let your client say this about you): Keeping Client Confidences and Loyalties After the Attorney-Client Relationship has Terminated
  • Estate Taxes and Portability
  • Social Security Filing Strategies Under the New Rules
  • Minimizing The Financial Exploitation of the Elderly

Ash Ahluwalia, National Social Security Partners LLC, Bridgewater, NJ
Richard A. Klass, Esq., The Law Office of Richard A. Klass, Esq., Brooklyn
Bruce D. Steiner, Esq., Kleinberg Kaplan, New York
Dwayne Weissman, Esq., Law Office of Dwayne Weissman, Commack
Moderator: Lynne S. Hilowitz-DaSilva, Esq., DaSilva & Hilowitz LLP, New City

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January 23, 2018
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