Monday, July 14, 2014

Law Firm Risk News & Updates

Several interesting updates and resources to start the week off with. First, two more talks from the recent ILTA legal security summit:
  • "Practical Approaches to Business-Aligned Security" -- Join us for an interactive discussion on bridging the gap between the business side of your organization and those responsible for security and risk management. We will identify common challenges encountered, ways to deal with them and a practical approach to building strong business cases for security initiatives, such as technical controls, user awareness, risk management and IT governance. Make sure you're doing all you can to have business-aligned security practices in place!
  • "Don't Believe the Hype! What Data Leak Prevention Solutions Can and CAN'T Do" -- Can you identify and restrict unwarranted attempts to copy or transmit sensitive information, deliberately or inadvertently (and generally by personnel who are authorized to access the sensitive information)? Take an in-depth look at best practices for implementing enterprise and point solutions for data leak prevention (DLP) as we cover the Web, email gateways, networks and mobile devices, and the mechanisms used to secure them. There's a lot of talk about what DLP solutions protect's time the hype be laid to rest.
And from the Kansas Bar Association comes "Legal Ethics Opinion No. 14-01: Duty to report attorney memory lapses" --
  • "Law firm had a partner with 'possible cognitive degeneration,' evidenced by memory lapses… The subject lawyer has now left the law firm, but continues to practice. The law firm questions whether – now that the lawyer has left the firm -- it has a duty to report the subject lawyer to the Kansas Disciplinary Administrator under Rule 8.3."
  • "A lawyer is not required to report another lawyer to the Disciplinary Administrator unless the lawyer has knowledge of an action, inaction or conduct of the other lawyer which constitutes misconduct under the Kansas Rules of Professional Conduct. Rather, in the event there are memory lapses, cognitive deteriorations, or other potentially disabling conditions, the subject lawyer should be referred to the Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program or other suitable service."

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