• 47 minutes

Opinions on Techno-Ethics Issues


Are you familiar with the technology amendments to the rules of professional conduct?

The ABA Commission considered rules and standards in light of advances in technology and global legal practice developments. The commission reviewed several issues including lawyer mobility, practice of out-of-state and foreign lawyers, and ethics issues that came about due to new forms of advertising, to name a few. This review resulted in amendments to the model rules in 2012. Our speaker, Brett Harris, reviews responses to these amendments and provides an analysis of Opinion 477R. She also reviews how to use reasonable electronic security measures and how electronic communications should be protected.

Runtime: 46 minutes



Brett R. Harris, Esq.

Brett R. Harris, Esq.

Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A.

  • Business, nonprofit, and technology attorney, shareholder in the Woodbridge, New Jersey office of Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, PA
  • Admitted to practice in the states of New Jersey and New York
  • Has a corporate transactional practice, focusing on counseling charities, foundations, and other nonprofits on their exempt status, governance, and compliance, and handles intellectual property and cybersecurity matters
  • Member of the Legal Working Group for the Center for Nonprofits, an umbrella organization for New Jersey 501(c)(3)s providing advocacy, resources, training, and information to strengthen nonprofits and help them thrive
  • Appointed by New Jersey Supreme Court as a Trustee of The IOLTA Fund of the Bar of New Jersey, currently serving as Treasurer
  • Serves on the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, chairing the Chapter’s Government Relations and Advocacy Committee and is a Member of the Steering Committee for the Nonprofit Forum of Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association, serving as co-chair of the Grants/Charitable Giving Committee and previously General Counsel to the Association; director and past chair of the Business Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association; trustee of the New Jersey State Bar Association Women in the Profession Section; member of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Bylaws and Resolutions Standing Committee and member of the American Bar Association’s Women Rainmakers Committee
  • J.D. degree, New York University School of Law; B.A. degree, cum laude, Washington and Jefferson College
  • Follow her on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter @BrettHarrisEsq for posts on business and nonprofit matters, technology law, and issues of interest to professional women
  • Can be contacted at [email protected] or 732-855-6122

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