PBI Webcast: Securing Electronic Communications, Email Etiquette and Ethics 2020

Securing Electronic Communications, Email Etiquette and Ethics 2020

For more than 20 years, there has been much discussion about whether attorneys must or should use special security measures, like encryption, to protect electronic communications relating to clients. The ABA provided updated guidance in Formal Opinion 477, Securing Communication of Protected Client Information, issued on May 11, 2017, which concludes that attorneys may use unencrypted email for "routine communication," but special security precautions may be necessary "when required ... by a client or by law, or when the nature of the information requires a higher degree of security." This session will explore attorneys' duties to safeguard electronic communications and how to comply with them, including:
Ethical and legal duties
Competence and confidentiality in attorneys' use of technology
Threats to the security of electronic communications
An easy to understand explanation of encryption
Options for securing electronic communications


2 substantive credits
1 ethics credit

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 -
09:00 to 12:15
240 South Main Street
Butler, PA 16001
POINT (-79.8949644 40.859704)