Lawyer Responsibilities in a Wired World

Lawyer Responsibilities in a Wired World by David Whelan The Law Society of Upper Canada regulates the legal profession in Ontario and lawyers coming to practice here from international jurisdictions have to go through an education process. I was fortunate to be asked to speak to them about using legal technology in their practice, particularly to the extent their client confidential data might be impacted. The presentation discussed encryption in law firms, metadata, portable technology, and passwords.

Here is the presentation (Powerpoint converted to Flash).  If you can’t see the slides, click through to the posting; I’m having relative URL issues with my TinyMCE editor! Once the slides appear, click on them to advance them and show the slide builds.  My slides are rarely printable, because there is overlapping content.  You can click through the slides using the toolbar at the bottom (or drag along the slider) but the slides only build when you click on them.

I did a similar, but shorter session last December but this was my first opportunity to speak for a longer time to a larger group.  Not many laptops in the audience, but my sense is that I could make the content more advanced and still not lose anyone.

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David Whelan

I improve information access and lead information teams. My books on finding information and managing it and practicing law using cloud computing reflect my interest in information management, technology, law practice, and legal research. I've been a library director in Canada and the US, as well as directing the American Bar Association's Legal Technology Resource Center. I speak and write frequently on information, technology, law library, and law practice issues.