Commercial And Federal Litigation Section- AM2018
Total Credits: 3.0 (Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias 1.5, Ethics 1.5)
Implicit Bias and Diversity in the Legal Profession: Exploring Best Practices for Lawyers and Judges
This CLE will introduce the topic of implicit bias (from scientific and pragmatic views) and offer considerations for recognizing and addressing biases that involve gender, race, sexual orientation, and age. These biases can create access and justice barriers or impact hiring, retention, promotion, and evaluation decisions. In addition, we will discuss business advantages and other positive impacts of diversity in the legal profession.
Panelists: Lenora B. Foote, Esq., Executive Assistant to Presiding Justice Gerald J. Whalen, Apellate Division, Fourth Department, Buffalo Sheldon K. Smith, Esq., Nixon Peabody, LLP, Buffalo
Law Firm Cyber Protection and the Ethics of Protecting Your Digital Assets: Everything You Need and Want To Know
This interactive program includes an overview of client and law firm business and ethical risks, addresses law firm vulnerabilities, and will discuss guidelines and advice for practitioners to be proactive in minimizing vulnerability to cyber-attacks. Panelists will discuss ways you can seek to protect your law firm’s information and your client’s information and comply with your ethical obligations. You will learn to recognize scams, spoofing, phishing, malware and viruses while providing you with the practices and procedures available to seek to prevent these risks. Learn about the available cyberliability insurance options and what cyberliability coverage does and does not cover.
Panel Chair: Michael S. Ross, Esq., The Law Offices of Michael S. Ross, New York City
Panelists: Greg Cooke, USI Affinity, Philadelphia, PA James S. Gkonos, Esq., Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP, Philadelphia, PA Michael Kraft, Esq., General Counsel, Kraft & Kennedy, Inc., New York City Patrick M. Turner, Esq., Vice President, Assistant General Counsel, CBS Law Department, New York City
Diversity, Inclusion & Elimination of Bias Credit(s):
Ethics and Professionalism Credit(s):