Continuing Legal Education

The Ethics of Technology

June 15, 2018
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
1.50 MCLE hours, including 1.50 Professional Responsibility MCLE credit hours (PMCLE credit subject to approval)
Presented by Legal Technology, Standing Committee on

Fontana, Wisconsin
The Abbey Resort
269 Fontana Blvd.
(During ISBA's Annual Meeting)
(map and directions)


Join us as we examine information security, the ethics of technology, and how to communicate to your clients that their private data is safe and secure! The Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct now recognize that part of the lawyer’s duty to maintain competence includes keeping abreast of the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology. This program explores this ethics requirement and provides an overview of what you need to do in order to comply. All attorneys – regardless of practice experience or practice area – who attend this program will better understand:

  • The necessary processes and procedures to avoid a data breach;
  • Computer security, cloud technology, and other major risks associated with the use of technology in the practice of law;
  • The Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct and ISBA’s Professional Conduct Advisory Opinions regarding electronic information and security;
  • How to interpret the standard of “reasonability” under these rules and opinions; and
  • Much more!


Program Speakers:
Aaron W. Brooks, HolmstromKennedyPC, Rockford
Jerome E. Larkin, Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, Chicago