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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.

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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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Applications have not yet been submitted for Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Ohio, 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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  • AK CLE 1.5 including Ethics 0.75
     
  • Alaska attorneys may receive 1.5 hours of continuing legal education, including 0.75 hours of ethics credit for completing this program. Please contact the Alaska Bar Association or go to www.alaskabar.org for details regarding reciprocity with other states.
     
  • AL CLE 1.5 including Ethics 0.8
     
  • This course or a portion thereof has been approved by the Alabama State Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for a maximum of 1.5 hours' credit, including 0.8 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • Arizona CLE 1.5 including Ethics 0.75
     
  • The Arizona State Bar does not pre-approve or pre-certify MCLE programs. However, records of this program and attendance will be maintained by Lorman Education Services for auditing purposes. This activity may qualify for up to 1.5 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona, including 0.75 hours of professional responsibility.
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5 including Ethics 0.75
     
  • Lorman Business Center, Inc. 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.
     
  • CT CLE 1.5 including Ethics 0.9
     
  • Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approve or accredit CLE providers or activities. This course has been approved for CLE credit in jurisdictions aside from CT and therefore it automatically meets the content and delivery requirements in Connecticut. Credit is based on a 60 minute credit hour and shall be awarded as follows: 1.5 CLE credit(s) including 0.90 hour(s) of ethics credit.
     
  • FL CLE 2.0 including Ethics 1; Technology 1
     
  • This course has been approved by The Florida Bar for a total of 2.0 hours of CLE credit. The course is approved for the following: Technology for 1.00 hour.
     
  • GA CLE 1.5 including Ethics 0.8
     
  • This program has been approved by the Georgia Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency for 1.5 CLE hours, including 0.8 ethics hours.
     
  • HI CLE 1.5 including Ethics 0.75
     
  • This program was approved by the Hawaii State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credit hours including 0.75 ethics credit hours.
     
  • IA CLE 1.5 including Ethics 0.75
     
  • Ethical Rules on Stealing Evidence is accredited under the regulations of the Iowa Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education. It is planned that this program will provide up to a maximum of 1.5 hour(s) including 0.75 ethics hour(s) of unmoderated credit towards the mandatory continuing legal education requirements under the Iowa rule. Please note: you can receive a maximum of 6 hours of unmoderated activities per calendar year.
     
  • IL CLE 1.5
     
  • This course was approved for a total of 1.5 hours of MCLE Credit by the Illinois MCLE Board.
     
  • IN CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Indiana Commission on Continuing Legal Education. Participating attorneys are eligible to receive up to 1.5 hours of Distance Education credit.
     
  • ME CLE 1.5 including Ethics 0.5
     
  • This course has been approved by the State of Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar. Lawyers who complete this course shall receive 1.5 hours of CLE credit including 0.50 ethics hours under M. Bar R. 12.
     
  • MN CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 hours of credit.
     
  • MO CLE 1.8
     
  • This course qualifies for self-study CLE credit in Missouri.
     
  • MS CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 1.5 credit hours.
     
  • MT CLE 1.5 including Ethics 0.75
     
  • This program has been approved by the Montana Board of Continuing Legal Education for a total of 1.5 CLE credits, which includes 0.75 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • NC CLE 1.5 including Ethics 0.75
     
  • This program has been approved by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE hours, including 0.75 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • ND CLE 1.5 including Ethics 0.75
     
  • North Dakota CLE policy does not allow for pre-approval of any self-study courses. This course may qualify for up to 1.5 hours of CLE credit, including 0.75 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • NH MCLE 1.5
     
  • NH MCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement. Lorman Education Services believes this course meets the requirement of NH Supreme Court Rule 53 and may qualify for CLE credit(s). Program Length: 90 Minutes.
     
  • NJ CLE 1.8
     
  • This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.8 hours of total CLE credit.
     
  • NM CLE 1.5 including Ethics 0.7
     
  • This program has been approved by the New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of credit, including 0.7 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • NV CLE 1.5 including Ethics 0.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE hours, including 0.50 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • NY CLE 1.5 including Ethics and Professionalism 0.5; Areas of Professional Practice 1
     
  • This course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York Continuing Legal Education Board for up to a maximum of 1.5 credit hours in the area(s) of Ethics and Professionalism for 0.50 hours and Areas of Professional Practice for 1.00 hour. Each hour may be counted only as satisfying one category of credit. Duplicate credit for the same hour of instruction is not permitted. This course qualifies for both established and newly admitted attorneys. Lorman Business Center, Inc. has a financial hardship guideline. Please contact customer service at 1.866.352.9539 for instructions on how to apply.
     
  • OK CLE 2.0 including Ethics 1
     
  • This course has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission of Oklahoma for a maximum of 2.0 hours credit, of which 1.00 hours are credits covering legal ethics.
     
  • OR CLE 1.5 including Ethics 0.75
     
  • Approved for 1.5 CLE credits in Oregon, including 0.75 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • PA CLE 1.5 including Ethics 0.5
     
  • This Distance Learning program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours including 0.50 hours of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse CLE credit.
     
  • RI CLE 1.5 including Ethics 0.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.5 hours of CLE credit, including 0.50 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • TN CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved as a distance learning format by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 1.5 hours of credit.
     
  • TX MCLE 1.5 including Ethics 0.75
     
  • This program has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE in the amount of 1.5 credit hours, of which 0.75 credit hours will apply to legal ethics/professional responsibility credit. Lorman Education Services is an accredited sponsor, approved by the State Bar of Texas, Committee on MCLE. This program has been approved by the Texas State Bar College for 1.5 hours of CLE credit, of which 0.75 hours will apply to legal ethics/professional responsibility credit.
     
  • UT CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Utah State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE hours.
     
  • VA CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 CLE credit hours.
     
  • VT CLE 1.5 including Ethics 0.75
     
  • This program has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board of Vermont for 1.5 hours of self-study CLE credit, including 0.75 hours of ethics.
     
  • 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.
     
  • WV MCLE 1.8 including Ethics 0.8
     
  • This program has been approved by the West Virginia State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.8 MCLE hours, including 0.8 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • NALA 1.5
     
  • This seminar meets the requirements of the Certifying Board for Legal Assistants of the National Association of Legal Assistants, for continuing legal assistant education credit required to maintain the CP (Certified Paralegal) credential for (s) hours.
     
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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.

Virginia MCLE requirements do not allow approval for programs that do not include an audio or audiovisual component.

This program was previously offered as a live webinar. Virginia MCLE requirements do not allow approval for attendance at duplicate programs.

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

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  • AK CLE 1.5
     
  • Arizona CLE 1.5
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • CT CLE 1.5
     
  • GA CLE 1.5
     
  • HI CLE 1.5
     
  • IL CLE 1.5
     
  • ME CLE 1.5
     
  • MT CLE 1.5
     
  • NJ CLE 1.8
     
  • NM CLE 1.5
     
  • NV CLE 1.5
     
  • NY CLE 1.5
     
  • UT CLE 1.5
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • WV MCLE 1.8
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in California (for participatory credit), Kansas, New Jersey or New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

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

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  • AK CLE 1.5
     
  • Arizona CLE 1.5
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • CT CLE 1.5
     
  • HI CLE 1.5
     
  • IL CLE 1.5
     
  • ME CLE 1.5
     
  • MT CLE 1.5
     
  • NJ CLE 1.8
     
  • NM CLE 1.5
     
  • NV CLE 1.5
     
  • NY CLE 1.5
     
  • UT CLE 1.5
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • WV MCLE 1.8
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in California (for participatory credit), Kansas, New Jersey or New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

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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