As more businesses move their information technology systems into the cloud, attorneys must decide if cloud computing is right for their law firms. The term “cloud” is common, but it is also often misunderstood by legal professionals. There are many benefits to using cloud technology to run a law firm but making client and law firm data available over the internet using third-party servers can leave legal professionals with many questions.
Presented by LEAP Legal Software, this Continuing Legal Education course will address the effects and ethical implications of using cloud computing by attorneys in their law firms. First, we will define cloud computing and the cloud computing solutions available in today’s IT marketplace. Next, we will discuss the advantages of cloud computing, including how law firms utilize it in their work and the trends driving more and more attorneys to the cloud. Finally, we will consider the ethical implications of cloud computing in legal practice by exploring various attorney conduct rules and state ethics opinions touching on the subject.
This program will benefit attorneys in private practice, especially those lawyers tasked with actively managing their law firms’ information technology set-ups. There is no cost to attend this event. CLE Credit is pending approval.
This program is eligible for 0.75 hours of Technology CLE credit in 60-minute states, and 0.9 hours of Technology CLE credit in 50-minute states. Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state's approval and credit rounding rules.
Unfortunately, this program is not eligible for CLE credit in the following states: AR, CO, GA, MO, MS, NJ, PA, WA, WI.
If you have met the participation requirements for this course, you will receive a personalized CLE affidavit from firstname.lastname@example.org. Please check your spam folder or e-mail filtering system. After completing the affidavit, you will be able to download your certificate(s) of attendance and they will also be e-mailed to you from email@example.com.
|01. Cloud Computing CLE - Slide Deck (964.9 KB)||19 Pages||Available after Registration|
|02. Cloud Computing CLE - ABA 2021 Report on Cloud Computing (4 MB)||9 Pages||Available after Registration|
|03. Cloud Computing CLE - How the Cloud is Revolutionizing the Legal Industry (718.9 KB)||8 Pages||Available after Registration|
|04. Cloud Computing CLE - Excerpts of Relevant State Ethics Opinions (79 KB)||6 Pages||Available after Registration|
Sy Justin Sommer is the Director of Litigation Success at LEAP Legal Software. Sy is a 2010 graduate of Fordham Law School and is an attorney admitted to practice in the State of New York. Sy began his career in the Family Law Department of Manhattan law firm Davidoff Hutcher & Citron LLP. After three years with DHC, Sy took a role with JPMorgan Chase Bank in Brooklyn, NY where he served as an Associate Vice President Senior Counsel in the bank’s Mortgage Banking Litigation group. In 2018, Sy sought to apply his legal education and experience in the legal technology space and joined LEAP with excitement to further the company’s mission of helping attorneys to be more productive with cloud technology. Despite being a born and raised New Yorker, Sy currently resides in Jersey City, NJ.
Brandon Duckworth serves as a Solutions Engineer at LEAP Legal Software. Brandon has been a Sales Engineer and Solutions Architect for over a decade in the firewall and web content filtering industries. An established cloud technology expert, Brandon specializes in production deployment of large-scale Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions and network security. Brandon lives with his wife and daughter in Charlotte, NC, where he enjoys competitive BBQ cooking and spending time with his Great Dane Zoey and Border Collie Corgi mix Peanut.