Terre Haute, Indiana (PRWEB) December 12, 2016
Legal Risk Institute announces the launch of their online training course, Ethical and Practical Duties for Lawyers in The Cyber Age, which is accredited in most US states for continuing legal education credits. Lawyers and legal staff can earn CLEs as they study how critical information and security are to their profession, along with tips on how to avoid problems.
Founder and President of Legal Risk Institute (LRI), Michael J. Sacopulos, JD, who has developed this program states, “Many firms don’t realize all of the potential sources for cyber issues from their own staff. As more legal research and documentation takes place online, there are new risks and ethical duties that all attorney’s and their staff should be aware of.”
Legal Risk Institute assists attorneys and staff to avoid electronic cyber risks through consulting, training and online courses. This course has been approved for CLEs in 28 states, with additional accreditations expected. Additional videos and resources are also being developed surrounding this subject area.
The cyber world raises ethical duties under the Rules of Professional Responsibility. Hackers, malware and ransomware also present risks that could not be appreciated even just a few years ago. “The connectedness of people today through Social Media, Wi-Fi hotspots, and Cloud-based software have forever altered the practice of law,” Sacopulos shared. “Many people don’t realize the vulnerabilities that the convenience of connectedness can open law firms up to. It’s our professional responsibility to keep client information safe, secure and learn how to avoid issues through regular training.”
About Michael J. Sacopulos
Michael is an accomplished public speaker and author, routinely contributing columns to national medical and legal trade publications, including Bloomberg, Beckers’, and Journal of Legal Medicine, as well as other national mainstream news outlets including Wall Street Journal and Forbes.com. He has also appeared on Fox Business News.
Michael graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College before doing graduate work at the London School of Economics. He received a law degree with honors from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.
About Legal Risk Institute
Legal Risk Institute (LRI) was founded to assist attorneys and law firm administrators mitigate electronic risks and fully understand how the cyber world raises ethical duties under the Rules of Professional Responsibility. To this end, LRI develops courses and support materials for clients as well as provides professional speakers and tailored training for law firms. Learn more at http://www.legalriskinstitute.com