Ethics & Technology in Law Practice

These days, practising law without using technology is almost impossible. Do lawyers have a professional duty to keep their IT competence up to date? How do lawyers ensure they are not inadvertently breaching client confidentiality?

Taking a look at some ethics opinions from bar associations around the world as well as Irish guidance, Elizabeth will discuss what is a reasonable minimum standard of tech competence for a lawyer practising today.

Elizabeth will also look at some of the ways that lawyers can protect their clients’ information and good practices to identify and minimise risk.