Webinar Host Profile: Jim Walker (Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP)

On Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 12 pm (EDT), in partnership with AltaClaro, Jim Walker of Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP will present a CLE webinar, “Legal Ethics in the Technology Age: Exploring a Lawyer’s Duty of Technological Competence.” A Partner and General Counsel of RK&O, Jim will 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.

He will also address lingering questions such as:

  • 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?

Mr. Walker concentrates in regulatory proceedings, internal investigations and representing law firms and lawyers in professional liability matters. He represents audit committees, directors, senior executives, law firms, lawyers and other professionals in government and internal investigations of potential criminal, regulatory and/or professional misconduct, and in civil litigation and regulatory proceedings. He has extensive experience in the representation of senior executives in employment disputes and negotiating employment and separation agreements.

Mr. Walker has been active in city and state bar associations, including his service on the Association of the Bar of the City of New York Professional Discipline, Professional and Judicial Ethics, Professional Responsibility, and Securities Regulation Committees, and on the New York State Bar Association Committee on Professional Ethics, where he has been a member since 1996. In addition to drafting responses to ethics inquiries, he helped draft reports issued by the New York City Bar Association regarding proposed rules to govern the conduct of attorneys who practice before the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Mr. Walker is a frequent lecturer on legal ethics, and has written articles on attorney-client privilege, professional ethics, internal investigations and issues arising under the securities laws. Recently, he has partnered with AltaClaro to provide custom e-learning solutions for in-house counsel across various industries. Mr. Walker also serves as general counsel to Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP.

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