Continuing Legal Education

Cybersecurity Fundamentals For Law Firms And Attorneys is a series of continuing legal education or CLE events conducted over live web meetings and interactive webinars. Accredited by The Florida Bar, these continuing legal education courses are designed to help educate and inform participants about basic fundamentals of cybersecurity.

The program covers attorney and law firm compliance with national and state Bar rules and ethics opinions. We also cover compliance with ABA's Model Rules of Professional Conduct including Rules 1.3, 1.6, 5.1 and 5.3 and ABA Formal Opinion 477R: Securing Communication of Protected Client Information.

This program is modeled on the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Interagency Report 7621 and references the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. These resources are filled with useful tips and valuable insights for attorneys, paralegals and law firm office workers concerned about cybersecurity. This CLE program and NIST documents are intended to present the fundamentals of a small business information security program in non-technical language.

Value Proposition

  1. Learn effective ways to protect your clients, yourself and your law firm from cybersecurity attacks and breaches.
  2. Earn up to six (6) hours of Florida Bar continuing legal education credit (General, Ethics, Technology).
  3. Discount rates for non-lawyer participants; great for training law firm office workers.
  4. Certificate of Completion can serve as proof of cybersecurity training. Nice to have in the event of litigation and/or client-requested audit which is likely after a cyber breach.
  5. Program Web meetings are private, secure and confidential. Flexible schedule for meeting times.
  6. Learn how the National Institute of Standards and Technology Cybersecurity Framework can benefit your law firm.
  7. Knowledgeable and friendly web meeting host(s).

CLE Format

Live web meetings (interactive webinars) with easy-to-understand on-screen presentations.

Program Outline

Web meeting participants can take one, two or all three parts of the program. There is no requirement for participants to complete all three parts of the program to earn CLE credit.

  • Part One - Understanding Information Security And Cybersecurity (1.2 hours Ethics Florida Bar CLE credit)
  • Part Two - Safeguarding Attorney And Client Information (2.4 hours General, Technology Florida Bar CLE credit)
  • Part Three - Cyber Security Workshop: Safeguarding Attorney And Client Information (2.4 hours General, Technology Florida Bar CLE credit)

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