As the COVID-19 pandemic has illustrated, the ability to operate a law practice without everyone being together in an office can be critically important. Going forward, practice mobility and efficient remote access are likely to be keys for an effective disaster avoidance strategy. In this seminar, we’ll provide many process, software and hardware recommendations for improving your ability to practice law, increasing your focus and productivity, managing distractions, communicate, and take care of clients from anywhere!
Having been forced to work from home with relatively no advanced warning has opened up a BIG can of cybersecurity worms! Many lawyers and staff are using home PCs and saving client documents/data on those computers. In this webinar, we will discuss the ethical and malpractice pitfalls of working remotely and how to address them. We will discuss the need for full disk encryption, email encryption, home wireless router security, Windows updates, AntiVirus/Malware, cloud options and how to tighten up security when using Dropbox, Box, One-Drive or Google Drive. While this all may sound overwhelming, there are many things that you can do right away that are free, or next to free, that will make a big impact!
Ms. DeSantis will discuss the specifics of the Ohio Notary Modernization Act and its implications on Ohio notaries. Senate Bill 263: The Ohio Notary Modernization Act overhauled Ohio’s notary laws by centralizing the application process to ensure consistent standards across the state. Under the new law, the Ohio Secretary of State’s office will process and manage the notary application and renewal process in Ohio, as well as investigations and discipline. Additionally, the law places a stronger emphasis on educating notaries throughout their tenure to ensure that all notaries remain aware of their obligations. Finally, recognizing that transactions are moving off paper and to a digital format, the new law creates the ground work for permitting electronic and online notarial acts. As the way we do business has changed in 2020, the need for remote online notarization is even greater. This presentation will cover best practices for electronic and online notarizations during a time of social distancing.
The Small Firm & Solo Practitioner Section and Lawyer Referral Service invite you to their full-day CLE: The Nuts and Bolts of Law Practice Management. Special pricing available for Section & LRS Members.
Have you been feeling hopeful one moment, and hopeless the next? Perhapsyou may feel a bout of joy, being with your family, and at the same time, feeldeep sadness, pondering what’s to come with your business?What you’re feeling is common and can be identified as trauma. This COVID-19has not only thrust us into isolation, which can cause sadness and depression inthe best of us, our burdened economy can cause severe anxiety. But there aresteps we can take to help us get on the other side of this global pandemic, tohelp us not only survive, but to thrive.
Covering CARES and COVID; Summarizing SECURE: 2020 is unprecedented. The pandemic has led to retirement plan relief by Congress and various governmental agencies. Even before the COVID outbreak, the SECURE Act set in motion significant changes to the design and administration of retirement plans. It has been tough to keep up with the volume of changes. This session will discuss the SECURE Act, passed in December, 2019. What we know and what we still need guidance on. It will also discuss the CARES Act and subsequent guidance on dealing with the economic fallout of the pandemic. How do all of these measures change the landscape of how retirement plans are created, administered and potentially frozen or terminated. Finally, we’ll discuss the changes or guidance still needed to ensure the stability and impact of the private retirement plan system.
Privacy concerns are at the foremost of consumers’ and legislators’ minds as we begin a new decade. Between the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), enhanced enforcement of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and full implementation of Nevada’s data broker regulation, businesses are struggling to navigate a complex web of state, federal, and global privacy regulations suddenly touching every aspect of their operations. In this CLE, Josh Stevens, CIPP/US, will discuss key aspects of complying with the CCPA, GDPR, and other new privacy regulations. He will also provide practical guidance for developing and implementing a privacy program that can meet the demands of this decade’s emerging privacy challenges.