Avoiding Ethical Dilemmas: The Model Rules of Professional Conduct and Emerging Technological Issues

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This course provides an in-depth examination of the process and procedure of technology changes in the law firm. It also provides practical guidance and a discussion on best practices regarding roles and responsibilities of counsel in situations involving applying the rules, using public Wifi, Wifi at home and technology limits. It will teach the learner to recognize and describe the requirement of reasonable steps and cyber security measures. It will also discuss ability to identify and distinguish reasonable law firm policies, COVID-19 protocols and the use of remote technology. This course will teach ability to understand, discuss and implement practice tips to improve an attorney’s practice and provide improved representation to clients. This course explores the complex issues and presents potential solutions to the legal and factual situations that arise under Illinois Rule 1.1 (Competence), Illinois Rule 1.6 (Confidentiality of Information), Illinois Rule 1.4 (Communication), Illinois Rules 1.15, 1.16 (Duty to Safeguard Client Property),Illinois Rules 5.1, 5.2, 5.3 (Duty of Supervision), and Illinois Rule 1.1 Duty of Competence. This course will provide a comprehensive overview of the laws and strategic considerations in Cyber Issues, attorney’s ethical obligations. This course provides an intellectual foundation and introduces a set of learning skills essential for success in the legal profession and for life beyond. The course will provide opportunities for careful reading, for creative and critical thinking, for oral and written communication, and for engaging with others in a shared conversation about stimulating material.


Total Hours
Ethics/Professionalism Hours