Continuing Legal Education

TELESEMINAR: Attorney Ethics and Digital Communications – A National Perspective

January 31, 2014
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
1.00 MCLE hours, including 1.00 Professional Responsibility MCLE credit hours (PMCLE credit subject to approval)


The most basic ways in which attorneys do their work – prepare and exchange documents, communicate with each other, clients and the courts – has changed dramatically. Today, everyone is interconnected not only at their desk computers but also on the road and even walking down the street. Information is seemingly accessible anywhere – through a smartphone, a tablet, remotely from the “Cloud” – and by anyone. These changes have happened so rapidly that it is easy to overlook the real and substantial ethical issues these new forms of communications raise. This program will provide you with a real-world guide to the ethical issues of using mobile and digital communications, and social media, in law practice.


  • Ethical issues in using digital and wireless devices to work and communicate
  • Smartphones – confidentiality and privilege issues in voice and data transmissions
  • The Cloud – client files and communications on shared networks
  • Tablets – data security and confidentiality issues
  • Social media – communicating, investigating and making representations online


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Program Speaker:
Michael E. Lackey
, Mayer Brown, LLP, Washington, D.C.


*Professional Responsibility MCLE credit subject to approval


Michael E. Lackey is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Mayer Brown, LLP, where he has an extensive litigation practice representing companies and individuals in federal court and has developed a specialty in advising clients on a wide range of e-discovery issues. He is an advisory board member of the Georgetown University Law Center Advanced E-Discovery Institute and serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at George Washington University Law School.  Before entering private practice, he served as a judicial clerk to Judge Jacques L. Wiener, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.  Mr. Lackey received his B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his J.D. from the George Washington University Law School.