RELEASE: AltaClaro Partners with Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP to Address Legal Ethics in the Technology Age

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AltaClaro Partners with Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP to Address Legal Ethics in the Technology Age

Platform to host free Ethics CLE webinar for legal professionals Wednesday, May 24, 2017

New York, NY, May 10, 2017 – Experiential legal learning platform AltaClaro announced today that it has partnered with elite law firm Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP to host a live, interactive CLE webinar to discuss the emerging ethical implications presented by the use of high-tech devices, cloud computing, social media, and mobile applications in and around the practice of law. The webinar, “Legal Ethics in the Technology Age: Exploring a Lawyer’s Duty of Technological Competence,” will be broadcast on Wednesday, May 24 at 12:00 PM (EDT), and is complimentary for in-house counsel, law firm attorneys, and other legal and compliance professionals.

The webinar features Jim Walker, a partner at Richards Kibbe & Orbe who also serves as General Counsel for the firm. Mr. Walker focuses his practice on regulatory proceedings, internal investigations, and representing law firms and lawyers in professional liability matters. Chair of the New York County Lawyers Association Committee on Professional Ethics, he brings deep expertise on the subject of lawyers’ ethical obligations, particularly those that intersect with the advancement of and increased reliance on technology. Active in both city and state bar associations, Mr. Walker has helped draft reports and opinions on related issues since 1996.

Participants who complete the webinar will earn one hour of CLE credit in Ethics (NY).  The presentation will address the following questions:

  • What are the ethical obligations when a lawyer uses a laptop or cellphone?
  • What are the ethical risks for a lawyer when using social media and certain apps in his/her practice and personal life?
  • What are the ethical duties for in-house lawyers when it comes to social media and the workplace?
  • What are the ethical risks when using social media to investigate trial witnesses and potential jurors?
  • What are a lawyer’s duties and obligations in using cloud services?
  • What are a lawyer’s duties in preparing for and conducting eDiscovery?

For more information or to sign up, please click here. 

About AltaClaro, Inc.

Through its proprietary algorithm, AltaClaro is an Experiential Learning Platform that matches lawyers with legal experts for one-on-one or small group practical skills training, interactive CLE courses, simulations, apprenticeships, and co-counseling opportunities.

About Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP is a dynamic and entrepreneurial firm with deep experience and relationships in the financial markets and the business community. RK&O conducts a highly collaborative practice through approximately 65 lawyers based in New York, Washington, D.C. and London. RK&O’s key attribute is the ability to find thoughtful, creative solutions to the hardest legal problems in a manner carefully tailored to their clients’ objectives. Whether in a transaction, litigation or regulatory matter, they seek to provide precisely the technically excellent, informed and efficient service they would want to receive as a client.


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