ETHICS & PRIVACY: Are You Doing Everything to Protect Your Clients' Information?

Published by Washington State Association for Justice


Data breaches are nothing new. But the extent to which data intrusion can wreak havoc on a law firm has exploded with the omnipresence of cloud storage. As we’ve seen, some of the countries’ highest profile law firms were victims of cyberattacks. But smaller law firms should not rest easy. Cybercriminals look for paths of least resistance and small and medium-sized firms have also fallen prey to breaches. This ethics CLE warns law firms of all sizes to make sure that they’re diligent in safeguarding their clients’ electronically stored data. All lawyers have an ethical duty to take data security seriously.

Catherine J. Fleming, Esq.
Ms. Fleming has appeared numerous times on national and local news programs to speak about data breaches. Catherine’s practice focuses on consumer protection class action, wrongful death, nursing home abuse, insurance bad faith/breach of contract, and serious injury cases. As a carryover from her previous career at high tech companies, including Microsoft and Qwest (now Century Link) and digital marketing agencies, she is particularly passionate about righting wrongs on behalf of consumers who...More

Originally Published

February 28, 2018

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • ETHICS & PRIVACY: Are You Doing Everything to Protect Your Clients' Information? - Video
  • ETHICS & PRIVACY: Are You Doing Everything to Protect Your Clients' Information? - Paper

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