Lessons From the Pandemic (APRL Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers)

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I recently hosted a panel of experts at the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL) conference discussing “Lessons from the Pandemic.”

My colleagues include Brian Faughnan from Lewis Thomason; Joseph Corsmeier from the Law Office of Joseph Corsmeier, and Nicole Hyland of Frankfurt Kurnit.

We covered current issues of ethics, technology, and how lawyers work remotely during the pandemic, including:

  • What policies has your firm implemented during the pandemic?
  • Real life challenges of supervising associates and staff remotely
  • How are lawyers finding information to remain current on technology as required by Model Rule 1.1?
  • Ethics issues w Zoom, Teams, WebEx, Meet, etc?
  • Security issues with Alexa
  • VPN
  • Tips for Zoom hearings and conferences
  • Securely HOSTING a Zoom meeting
  • Securely JOINING a Zoom meeting
  • Alexa privacy settings
  • Your health during COVID

You can view the PowerPoint here.

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Christopher Hopkins to Speak on “Cybersecurity & Data Breach Risks in 2022” at the Florida Creditors Bar Association

Special thanks to the Florida Creditors Bar Association for inviting me to speak at their annual conference in Orlando this year. We discussed spear phishing, business email compromise, and man-in-the-middle attacks as well as ethics issues and practical steps how to protect lawyers and law firms from these risks. For …

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Dangers of the Dark Web (Law Firm Leaders Summit 2021)

Is your data on the dark web? How about your usernames and passwords? Likely. At the Law Firm Leaders Summit this week in Orlando, I had the opportunity to discuss the dark web; three ways people get hacked; and how to find your information on the dark web. Thanks for …

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Webinar: Cybersecurity for Remote Lawyers and Employees (by Christopher Hopkins)

Thanks to the Florida Defense Lawyers Association for sponsoring the free webinar (for members), “Cybersecurity for Remote Lawyers and Employees.” You can find out information to join the webinar here and here. This one-hour session will explain the risks and provide hands-on solutions that you can use right away. This …