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A Conference of the Virginia State Bar.

Professional Development Series

These programs aim to assist you in planning your career from making long term plans to how to adapt and behave in a professional setting. Receive advice from successful young lawyers and seasoned practitoners that will set the building blocks to a fulfilling career. If you are interested in contributing content, contact Chris Fortier at


Avoiding the Icebergs


Technology creates new opportunities and many efficiencies for attorneys but it can also create ethical challenges. Learn about the icebergs, the ethical challenges you may encounter into your practice, and how to manage your practice with these icebergs in mind.



Faculty: Sharon Nelson, Esq., President, Sensei Enterprises, Fairfax

John Simek, Vice President, Sensei Enterprises, Fairfax Topics:


1:50 Tech-Related Changes to Ethics Rules


7:34 DLA Piper Over-billing/The Electronic Record Trail


13:43 Videoconferencing


14:42 Read Terms and Conditions/Who Controls Your Data?


19:00 Illegal Software


20:40 Blogging Rules


21:35 Email/Spamming/Client Communication via Email


22:52 Protecting Data/Encryption/Incident Response Plans


27:49 Falsifying Documents/Electronic Spying


30:35 Trust Accounting and Auditing


32:10 Background Checks


33:41 Case Management Systems


34:25 Do not send native Word Documents!/Whitelisting/AutoComplete


37:35 Never compose an email in anger


38:12 Passwords


40:10 Computer Calendars/Leaving Computers on at night/Change the Defaults


42:00 Secure Your Wireless Network/Wifi Hotspots Warning


45:20 Anti-Malware Software/Backing Up and Test Restores


47:00 Disaster Recovery Plan


49:22 Employee Termination Plans


50:30 Laptop Security/Data Security/Cell Phone Security


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