1-Hour Program

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Featuring David A. Grossbaum and Alyssa A. Aquino of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, our faculty discusses important legal ethics underpinnings and practical tips for protecting client information from attempted cyber fraud. The agenda explores relevant ethics model rules that lay the groundwork for the duty and details the types of information that should be protected. Our faculty will share what some common attempted cyber frauds look like and tips for how to protect against them, including how requirements for client information safety could be defined. Our faculty also address the potential limitations on liability coverage for internet fraud. 

 What You Will Learn

• ABA Rules of Professional Conduct - Rule 1.1: Competence, Rule 1.6: Confidentiality, Rule 1.4: Communications, Rule 1.15 Safekeeping of Property

• Types of Confidential Information Commonly Possessed by Lawyers • Client Requirements For Data Safety

• What is a Cyber Attack and Why Should Lawyers Care? - Consequences of a Data Breach, Sources of Information Used by Hackers/Social Engineers, Common Phishing Emails, Tips to Recognize Phishing, Overview of Typical Real Estate Scam Example, Overview of Scams Targeting Settlements, Overview of Typical Cashier’s Check Scheme

• Tips to Avoid Email Wire Scams

• Potential Limitations on Liability Coverage for Internet Fraud

• Words of Advice/Recommendations


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