Meetings and Events

VSB Study Committee on the Future of Law Practice

Wed, January 11, 2017

VSB Offices, Richmond
10:00 am



I.  Vote on Policy on Participation Pursuant to VA Code Section 2.2-3708.1


II.  Approval of November 14, 2016 Minutes


III.  Guest speaker (via phone)

10:30 -  Dan Pinnington – Vice President with the lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company in Canada and a frequent lecturer on future of law topics.

11:30 -  Hilarie Bass – ABA President-Elect  


IV.      Developments

  • Duty of competence rule adopted in 26 states
  • Phishing using “bar complaints” – 91% of attacks now begin with phishing e-mails
  • Artificial intelligence – 5% of Accenture’s workforce is no longer human
  • Ransomware update –  PA:  Allegheny County Prosecutor’s Office paid ransom
  • Law firm suit over online negative review – had to pay defendant’s $27,000 in attorney fees
  • Report on state of law firm security
  • Update on Chinese hacking of U.S. law firms
  • Suit against Chicago law firm Johnson & Bell for failure to protect client data adequately
  • Will Alexa be a Witness in a Murder Trial?
  • Recent developments in the UK and Australia on the delivery of legal services via ABS (McCauley)

IV.  Adjournment



Updated: Jan 04, 2017