Nov
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2017
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Volunteer Legal Services Project CLE - Pro Bono Ethics: The Risks of Technology

Date:
November 8, 2017


Volunteer Legal Services Project CLE - Pro Bono Ethics: The Risks of Technology hosted by Harter Secrest & Emery LLP 

Moderated by Julia Green Sewruk, Esq., Harter Secrest & Emery LLP 

Genesee Valley Club
421 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607

  • 8:00 to 8:30 am - Registration and Continental Breakfast
  • 8:30 to 10:00 am - Program
  • Welcome & Opening Comments by former VLSP Executive Director Sheila A. Gaddis, Esq.

    Technology is reshaping the practice of law, including pro bono practice. It's expanding services by enabling new ways of volunteering, and facilitating pro bono partnerships between nonprofit legal aid groups and non-legal community organizations. While technology can help facilitate pro bono practices, it also poses risks. For example, risks may arise from different levels of use of technology through online interactive platforms, the use of social media, and the use of encryption in communication. In this CLE, panelists will discuss these ethical boundaries and challenges for pro bono attorneys.

    For purposes of New York State Mandatory CLE requirements, this session will be eligible for at least 1.5 credit hours in the Ethics and Professionalism category and is designated as transitional and non-transitional. 

    Please join us at this upcoming CLE program and consider making a valued donation* of $100 to the Campaign for Justice 2017 at the door. Your generosity will help the campaign raise the funds necessary to serve the unmet civil legal needs of the low income community.

    This donation is a one-time donation and does not constitute a “pledge” to the Campaign for Justice 2017.

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