Electronically Stored Information (ESI) & Remote Lawyering: Critical Issues Attorneys Must Know

Originally held on Monday, June 15, 2020 | 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Program Co-Instructors:

Ronald J. Hedges
Senior Counsel

Shawndra G. Jones
Senior Counsel
Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

Hon. Saliann Scarpulla
NYS Supreme Court, Commercial Division, NY County

  • Electronic information permeates our society in ever increasing volumes and varieties. In this time of COVID-19, when social distancing and offices are or have been closed, the ability of lawyers to work remotely with clients, courts, and adversaries – and to promote themselves – has become vital, and that ability should be expected to increase as work habits change. This two-part webinar will address ethical concerns for lawyers arising out of remote work and will also focus on security requirements that attorneys should understand and implement using the NY SHIELD Act and other laws which they and their clients might be subject to. Part One, the first hour, will look at competence, confidentiality, and supervision issues for attorneys, as well as ethical implications raised by attorney use of a checklist for working remotely. Part Two, the second hour, will look at security requirements under the SHIELD Act and will also provide an overview of other laws. Questions will be taken throughout both parts.

    Program Fee:
    $69 for Members | $169 for Nonmembers
    Members who are Recent Law Graduates, Newly Admitted Lawyers (admitted for the first time in any state or country 2018-2020), In-House/Corporate Counsel, Judges, or attorneys that practice within the Government, Academic or Not-for-Profit sectors attend this program for free.

  • 12:30 – 12:35 p.m.
    Introduction & Program Overview – Part 1

    12:35 – 12:45 p.m.

    12:45 – 1:00 p.m.

    1:00 – 1:15 p.m.

    1:15 – 1:30 p.m.
    Checklist for Working Remotely

    1:30 – 1:35 p.m.
    Introduction & Program Overview – Part 2

    1:35 – 1:55 p.m.
    Overview of the SHIELD Act

    1:55 – 2:15 p.m.
    Reasonable Security Requirements

    2:15 – 2:20 p.m.
    Impact of Other Laws

    2:20 – 2:30 p.m.

  • CLE Credit
    New York:
    2.0 Ethics
    New Jersey:
    2.0 Professional Responsibility
    2.0 Ethics
    2.0 Professional Responsibility
    Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

    Please Note: Newly admitted NY attorneys cannot fulfill ethics or skills credits through our on-demand programs under OCA rules. For more information on this, please see http://www.nycourts.gov/attorneys/cle/changes_for_2016.shtml.

  • Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Angie Avila, Manager, Membership Outreach and Sponsorships | (212) 382-6608 | aavila@nycbar.org