Ethics, Business Law

Business Law 2018: What you need to know to stay ethical


TRPC 1.1 says Competent representation requires the legal knowledge, skill, thoroughness, and preparation reasonably necessary for the representation. In this presentation you will learn about key areas of technological competency for lawyers. With the emergence of new technologies the speakers will discuss some challenges presented by Smart Contracts, Blockchain, DLT, AI, and Cryptocurrencies.



It was interesting to learn about the impact crypto currency can have on ethics matters.

Insights into the unauthorized practice of law.

I learned a lot regarding the use of internet in providing legal services. Also Ethical consideration regarding the use of non-traditional currencies and the attorney's interaction with clients issuing these currencies.

Data breach information was alarming, especially the use, or lack thereof, of encryption when it is readily available. This presentation made me feel better about the current security features my firm uses, but made me realize the need to consistently analyze my security to ensure it is up to date.

The importance of competence in this space. Risks that attorneys face by having a cloud software provider between them and the client. Issues with data ownership and how it's transferred to the client after the attorney-client relationship is terminated. The need to always be mindful of the competence gap in this area as the technology is fast-changing. The importance of doing due diligence when choosing a cloud provider. Great presentation.

I found the UPL information helpful. I also enjoyed the discussion about digital currency.

An important and often overlooked area in law practice.

Both speakers playing off each other made a difficult subject understandable as my attention did not wander. Well done.

It seems like law firms really need to communicate with their IT and service providers about the disclosure aspects of client data and communications.

I'd like to see more of this type of ethics courses - cutting edge!

It was interesting to see how other states are beginning to address cryptocurrency payment and regulation of legal "zoom" type websites.

Nice, concise presentation covering a broad spectrum of topics in a short span

Goodness gracious! What a minefield of issues. Presentations were very helpful.

Useful information.

Got a much better understanding of cryptocurrencies and how their use impacts the legal community.

The idea of a legal IT market emerging to be used alongside traditional IT was interesting.

This seminar was very enlightening especially in the areas of bitcoin and blockchain.


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Course InformationHighlights
  • Flexible to your schedule
  • Viewable on desktop or mobile devices
  • Discount for section members
Course Credits Dual Credits: 1.00
General Credits: 0.00
Total Credits: 1

This program will be filed for Tennessee CLE credit. Please email a request to for Georgia and Mississippi CLE credit.