General, Solo, Small Firms, Ethics

General CLE: Technology Traps for the Ethical Lawyer


Today’s law practice is aided, if not driven, by technology tools. This course will identify some of the common, often hard-to-spot pitfalls for the otherwise-ethical lawyer who uses these tools and provide strategies for avoiding problems.





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It helped highlight common sense to little issues like disenabling Word features like "Track Changes" or "Auto-Fill" on emails.

Ethical to use cloud computing; Cannot restrict clients from making negative reviews on form engagement agreements (fed. law); Email w/ clients does not need to be encrypted unless sensitive - "do what is reasonable"; disable auto-address; do not over cable privilege & confidential as a header.


Very informative The presenter's dry humor was a plus.

I liked the tip on knowing just enough to be dangerous and how this is applicable to iCloud. I have personally gone back and forth on storing business information in the cloud and I realize that I only know enough about it to be dangerous. I need to do more research on it and “stay abreast” of this change in technology to fulfill my legal duty before making a decision on using this technology.


Course Pricing
  • Member: 45.00
  • Non-Member: 75.00
  • Section: 35.00
TBA members who are judges, lawmakers and law students can take TBA CLE onsite courses at no charge for the programming. There may be a separate charge if meals, special materials or other premium features are involved.
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.