Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Tech Road Show Posted October 10, 2017 by Tallahassee Bar Association


The Tallahassee Bar Association is Proud to Host The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Tech Road Show

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  • FREE for TBA Members and FSU College of Law Students!
  • $25 for non-TBA members.
  • A special THANK YOU to FSU College of Law for providing the venue.
  • Food truck: Los Hooligans Tacos.

Understanding Metadata and Your Ethical Responsibilities with Your Legal Documents (50 Mins – 1 Ethics Credit)

Metadata is electronically stored information that generally is not visible from the face of a document that has been printed out, or as first seen on a computer screen. Microsoft Word is particularly vulnerable to exposing such information which often is useless but at other times, can be quite significant and perhaps even privileged. This session highlights potential pitfalls of sharing documents and emails in their electronic form as well as discussing tools and techniques for avoiding issues when sharing documents and emails.

How a Practice Management Program Can Prevent Malpractice Claims in Your Law Office (50 Mins – 1 Ethics Credit)

Attorneys have been subjected to substantial sanctions for their ignorance, or even reckless disregard, in handling client documents, data, communications and other electronic exchanges. This session will explain the ethical implications of dealing with law office technology and provide attorneys with the knowledge to avoid ethical dilemmas others have faced. We will discuss common claims and how technology can assist in preventing them.

Securing Mobile Devices:  (50 Mins – 1 Credit)

It’s an unstoppable trend: lawyers and support staff are using laptops, tablets, iPhones, iPads, and Android devices. While this may be great for productivity and reacting to client needs, the influx of personal smartphones and tablets in the workplace can pose a significant risk to a firm’s security if they don’t have a strategy for dealing with these new threat vectors.

Recognizing and Addressing Common Security Threats in Your Law Firm (50 Mins – 1 Credit)

Another day, another data security breach. Data breaches have proliferated with amazing speed. Because of the sensitive data that law firms collect and store, they are a favorite target for hackers and cybercriminals. Among other issues, we will address common issues such as strong passwords, two-factor authentication, secure browsing, protecting digital client files, understanding email risks, and encrypting data in transit and at rest.

Speaker Bios:

Adriana Linares is a legal technology consultant with her company, LawTech Partners. Using her practical and personal approach to technology she helps legal professionals use it to maximize their skills and investments through training and consulting She served as Chair of ABA TECHSHOW 2017; works as a technology consultant to the Florida Bar Board of Governors, serves on the board of the Florida Justice Technology Center and hosts the New Solo podcast  on Legal Talk Network. Adriana can be reached at training@lawtechpartners.com

David Michel serves as the Director of Technology Services at Broad and Cassel where he is responsible for the firm’s technology infrastructure, assisting in the development of the firm’s strategic technology strategy and for the delivery of technology services to all of the firm’s offices. David believes in keeping up with technology trends and has expertise in disaster recovery & business continuity, document management, project management, budgeting, virtualization, network operations, storage, email and telecommunications systems. David is a longtime ILTA (International Legal Technology Association) and has 25 years’ experience in Information Technology, including over 19 years in legal IT.

John M. Stewart is a Partner at Rossway Swan and a third generation Florida lawyer. Mr. Stewart served on the Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors of The Florida Bar representing the 19th Judicial Circuit and was elected its President for the 2006-2007 Bar Year. Mr. Stewart has since served as the 19th Circuit’s Representative on The Florida Bar’s Board of Governors in which capacity he has served on numerous Committees including the Board’s Executive Committee. Currently, Mr. Stewart serves on the Executive Committee of The Florida Bar’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Section and on The Florida Bar’s Special Commission on Gender Bias and Diversity in the Profession. In 2016, Mr. Stewart was selected to the Fastcase 50 honoring the law’s “smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.”  Mr. Stewart speaks regularly on technology and the law including multiple sessions at ABA TECHSHOW 2016 and 2017.

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