The legal arena experienced great change in late 2015, with the amendments to the Federal Rules for Civil Procedure going into effect on December 1 and the EU’s overturning of the Safe Harbor agreement. These developments, alongside ongoing technology changes, make it clearer than ever that those working in the legal profession need to stay abreast of current topics by earning continuing legal education (CLE) credits and following emerging trends.
To speak to those issues in addition to others, Women in eDiscovery (WiE) offered a half-day of CLE-eligible courses at Legaltech New York (LTNY) last week. WiE, an organization that supports women who are interested in technology within the legal profession, hosted two CLE-eligible panels on February 4 at LTNY.
The first of the two sessions, “Cybersecurity Threat—Are Mobile Apps and the Internet of Things Gateways to Security Breaches?” focused on the ongoing security threats we all face, such as the need to keep an ever-watchful eye on one’s network and phishing schemes. Additionally, panel members discussed the necessity for organizations to consider emerging security risks, such as the increased use of mobile apps and virtual payment systems, and to react to such threats with increased security budgets and data restrictions.
WiE’s second session, also CLE-eligible, focused on another hot topic from 2015: Safe Harbor.
In the session “Safe Harbor No More,” industry experts Lisa Sotto of Hunton & Williams and Amie Taal, Vice President, Group Incident & Investigation Management, Deutsche Bank, shared insight into how the Safe Harbor ruling will continue to affect legal matters in the United States.
Due to the continuing uptick in technology use within the legal arena, it is paramount that legal personnel seek the insight and practical tips offered at events such as LTNY. Add to that the need for many lawyers to participate in CLE credits to maintain their licensing, and events like those offered by WiE become instrumental in ensuring knowledgeable and effective legal counsel.
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