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Tips for the Ethical Use of Technology in Your Practice in 2021


Level: Advanced
Runtime: 62 minutes
Recorded Date: March 24, 2021
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Agenda

  • Technology and Competence
  • Ethics of Videoconferencing 
  • Tech Tips to avoid ethical pitfalls
Runtime: 1 hour, 2 minutes
Recorded: March 24, 2021

Description

We are dependent on technology now more than ever in how we live, practice and communicate with the world around us. By virtue of their Duty of Competence (ABA Model Rule 1.1) and their Duty to Supervise (ABA Model Rule 5.1), lawyers today cannot afford to misuse the tools at their disposal. In addition to the model rules, the number of states adopting an "Ethical Duty of Technology Competence" continues to grow. Attendees will gain an understanding of what this ethical duty means for in relation to the technical tools at their disposal, and get tips for how to use these tools competently to ensure they are meeting their ethical duties.

This program was recorded on March 24th, 2021.

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American Bar Association

Panelists

Ashley Hallene

Attorney - Senior Landman
Macpherson Energy Corporation

Ashley Hallene is a petroleum landman at Macpherson Energy Corporation in Bakersfield, California. Ashley is Editor-in-Chief of the GPSolo eReport and is the coauthor of the technology overview Making Technology Work for You (A Guide for Solo and Small Firm Attorneys) along with attorney Jeffrey Allen. She has published articles on legal technology in GPSolo magazine, GPSolo eReport, and the TechnoLawyer Newsletter.

Ashley is an active member of the American Bar Association’s General Practice Solo & Small Firm Division, ABA’s Senior Lawyers Division, and the Bakersfield Association of Petroleum Landmen. She frequently speaks in technology CLEs.

Jeffrey Allen

Principal
Graves & Allen

Jeffrey Allen is the principal in the Graves & Allen law firm in Oakland, California, where he has practiced since 1973. He is active in the American Bar Association (particularly in the GPSolo and Senior Lawyers Divisions), the California State Bar Association, and the Alameda County Bar Association. He is Editor-in-Chief Emeritus and Senior Technology Editor of GPSolo magazine and the GPSolo eReport and continues to serve as a member of both magazines’ Editorial Boards. He also serves as an editor and the technology columnist for Experience magazine.

A frequent speaker on technology topics, he is a former member of the ABA Standing Committee on Information Technology and the Board of Editors of the ABA Journal. Recently, he coauthored (with Ashley Hallene) Technology Solutions for Today’s Lawyer and iPad for Lawyers: The Tools You Need at Your Fingertips. In addition to being licensed as an attorney in California, he has been admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. He is on the faculty of California State University of the East Bay.


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