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Ethical Rules on Stealing Evidence

Gain an understanding of preservation of confidential evidence and avoiding ethical issues.

Today technology increases at an exponentially lightning pace. Just 15 to 20 years ago we were barely getting used to having a web site or email; now almost everything is geared towards the Internet, the fax machine is almost obsolete, and "scanning and email" from our phones has taken its place. But in our fast paced lifestyle attorneys should not forget that despite the convenience of modern technology, the ethical rules, and state and federal laws, still govern the use and preservation of documents. This information will help guide attorneys and other legal professionals through the maze of issues in the 21st Century regarding the preservation of confidential evidence, documents, and avoiding issues related to document theft and spoliation of evidence. This information is critical for any attorney or professional concerned about the risks of the loss or destruction of evidence.

Runtime: 91 minutes
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Agenda

Attorney's Duty to Preserve Confidentiality and Secrets

  • Model Rule 1.6
  • What Documents Are Considered "Confidential" or "Secret"
  • When Are Revelations Permitted
    • CrimeFraud
    • LawyerToLawyer Communications
  • What Must an Attorney Do to Safeguard Material

Document Preservation With Modern Technology

  • Cloud Storage
  • Protocols to Protect
  • Use of the Internet
  • Metadata
  • Email Issues

Preservation of Documents in Office Sharing Situations

Recording of Phone Calls: Clients and Third Parties

  • Is Recording a Call Without Permission Dishonest?
  • State by State Laws Govern

Data Breaches and Cyber-Attacks

Surrendering Client Documents and Evidence

Remedies for Improper Access to Records and Evidence

  • Civil Liability
  • Disciplinary Action
  • Disqualification

Spoliation of Evidence

  • State Law Controls
  • Case Examples
  • "Spoliator Beware" Standard
  • Destructive Testing
  • Electronic Spoliation
    • Emails
    • Hard Disks and Data

Methods of Preserving Evidence

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OnDemand Course

Applications have not yet been submitted for Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Wyoming CLE for this course. However, if you are interested in obtaining CLE for any of the listed states or have any additional credit questions please email us at [email protected] or call us at 866-352-9540.

This course was last revised on December 18, 2018.

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  • CA MCLE 1.5 including Ethics 0.75
     
  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 CLE hours of participatory credit, of which includes 0.75 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • OR CLE 1.5 including Ethics 0.75
     
  • Approved for 1.5 CLE credits in Oregon, including 0.75 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 hours of A/V credit under the Law & Legal Procedure category.
     

To earn each credit Lorman offers through the OnDemand learning platform, you need to watch 100% of the program. Also, for certain credits you will need to fulfill additional requirements which will be displayed on the "credits" tab when viewing the course.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Brian H. Krikorian

Brian H. Krikorian

Law Offices of Brian H. Krikorian

  • Owner of Law Offices of Brian H. Krikorian
  • Concentrates in the areas of commercial and business litigation, employment litigation, defense and prosecution of professional negligence claims, legal ethics claims and insurance bad faith litigation
  • Former arbitrator in the mandatory attorney-fee arbitration program of the Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Frequently lectures on the topics of legal ethics, attorney-client privilege and confidentiality, and federal and state civil procedure
  • J.D. degree, Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles; B.A. degree in English, University of California, Los Angeles
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Published 2018
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