ALA Right Now Package 1: Risk Management

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This package includes 2 recordings from ALA Right Now: A Virtual Conference as well as a Legal Management CE course.

  • ALA Right Now: OM10: We're All in This Together: Risk Management Considerations for Law Firm Staff

    Product not yet rated Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 12/08/2020

    This session addresses several key risk management issues involving support staff, including lawyers' supervisory duties over staff, confidentiality and the attorney-client privilege, social media use, well-being in the legal profession, conflict-of-interest trouble spots, and reporting rogues.

    While it is true that law firms and their lawyers ultimately face the risk of malpractice claims, ethics violations and bruised relationships with clients, law firm support staff can play an important role in helping avoid these unfavorable situations. With that goal in mind, this session addresses several key risk management issues involving support staff, including lawyers' supervisory duties over staff, confidentiality and the attorney-client privilege, social media use, well-being in the legal profession, conflict-of-interest trouble spots, and reporting rogues. 

    Objectives: 

    • Explain the key risk areas involving law firm staff. 
    • Summarize the importance of effective risk management practices. 
    • Outline proactive risk management solutions that can be applied. 

    Other Information: 

    Educational Category: Operations Management 

    60 Minutes 

    Audience: Intermediate 

    CLM App Management Category -FS: Operations Management 

    CLM Recertification Eligible: Yes

    ​Chester D. White, RPLU, ARM

    Chester D. White, RPLU, ARM, is Senior Vice President and Executive Director of Aon's Professional Services Group. He is based in the New York office of Aon, where he manages its midsize law firm team. He consults with and represents law firms in regards to risk management and the placement of their professional liability, employment practices liability, management liability and cyber liability insurance. Before joining Aon in 2006, White worked in the general property and casualty industry as an account executive and program manager. He attained a bachelor's degree from Vassar College and holds the Registered Professional Liability Underwriter (RPLU) and Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designations.

    Matthew Corbin, JD

    Matthew K. Corbin, JD, is a Senior Vice President with Aon's Professional Services Group. As a member of Aon's loss prevention team, he consults with more than 275 law firm clients on a wide range of professional responsibility and liability issues. Before joining Aon in 2013, Corbin was a Partner with Lathrop Gage LLP in Kansas City, Missouri, and Overland Park, Kansas, where he handled commercial, business tort, employment, construction, insurance, professional liability, and regulatory matters. Corbin earned his bachelor's degree and JD from the University of Kansas.

    Jennifer Finnegan, JD

    Jennifer Finnegan, JD, is a Senior Vice President with Aon's Professional Services Group. As a member of Aon's loss prevention team, she consults with more than 275 law firm clients on risk management, professional responsibility, and legal ethics issues. Before joining Aon in 2018, Finnegan was first a litigation Partner and then General Counsel at Herrick, Feinstein LLP in New York. She has more than 20 years' experience as a litigator and over 12 years of experience in defense of professional liability claims. Finnegan earned her JD from Georgetown University Law Center and her undergraduate degree summa cum laude from The College of New Jersey.

    Mark Webster, JD

    Mark Webster, JD, is a Vice President with Aon's Professional Services Group. As a member of the group's loss prevention team, he consults with Aon's law firm clients on a wide range of professional responsibility and liability issues in an effort to identify and minimize the risks threatening law firms. Before joining Aon, Webster was a Partner with Lathrop Gage LLP in Kansas City, Missouri, where he handles real estate financing and purchase transactions, commercial leasing, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate formation and governance. He earned his JD from Vanderbilt University Law School and his bachelor's from the University of Kansas.

  • ALA Right Now: LI10: Risk Management in Cyberia

    Product not yet rated Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 12/08/2020

    Subtitle: Safeguarding Law Firm and Client Information. Potential data breaches and cyberattacks are an unfortunate reality. Law firms must be concerned with unauthorized access to their own information, as well as focused on the protection of client data and information belonging to third parties. This session will address these data security issues and more.

    Potential data breaches and cyberattacks are an unfortunate reality. Law firms must be concerned with unauthorized access to their own information, as well as focused on the protection of client data and information belonging to third parties. What are the true risks and threats in this area? What are the sources of lawyers' duty to protect client data? What are the best practices for maintaining data security compliance, fulfilling lawyers' ethical obligations and satisfying client demands? This session will address these data security issues and more. 

    Objectives: 

    • Describe the current threat environment to law firms. 
    • Explain the sources of lawyers' data security obligations. 
    • Illustrate cybersecurity best practices attendees can apply in their firms. 

    Other Information: 

    Educational Category: Legal Industry/Business Management 

    60 Minutes 

    Audience: Intermediate 

    CLM Application Eligible: Yes 

    CLM App Management Category -FS: Legal Industry/Business Management 

    CLM Recertification Eligible: Yes

    ​Chester D. White, RPLU, ARM

    Chester D. White, RPLU, ARM, is Senior Vice President and Executive Director of Aon's Professional Services Group. He is based in the New York office of Aon, where he manages its midsize law firm team. He consults with and represents law firms in regards to risk management and the placement of their professional liability, employment practices liability, management liability and cyber liability insurance. Before joining Aon in 2006, White worked in the general property and casualty industry as an account executive and program manager. He attained a bachelor's degree from Vassar College and holds the Registered Professional Liability Underwriter (RPLU) and Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designations.

    Matthew Corbin, JD

    Matthew K. Corbin, JD, is a Senior Vice President with Aon's Professional Services Group. As a member of Aon's loss prevention team, he consults with more than 275 law firm clients on a wide range of professional responsibility and liability issues. Before joining Aon in 2013, Corbin was a Partner with Lathrop Gage LLP in Kansas City, Missouri, and Overland Park, Kansas, where he handled commercial, business tort, employment, construction, insurance, professional liability, and regulatory matters. Corbin earned his bachelor's degree and JD from the University of Kansas.

    Jennifer Finnegan, JD

    Jennifer Finnegan, JD, is a Senior Vice President with Aon's Professional Services Group. As a member of Aon's loss prevention team, she consults with more than 275 law firm clients on risk management, professional responsibility, and legal ethics issues. Before joining Aon in 2018, Finnegan was first a litigation Partner and then General Counsel at Herrick, Feinstein LLP in New York. She has more than 20 years' experience as a litigator and over 12 years of experience in defense of professional liability claims. Finnegan earned her JD from Georgetown University Law Center and her undergraduate degree summa cum laude from The College of New Jersey.

    Mark Webster, JD

    Mark Webster, JD, is a Vice President with Aon's Professional Services Group. As a member of the group's loss prevention team, he consults with Aon's law firm clients on a wide range of professional responsibility and liability issues in an effort to identify and minimize the risks threatening law firms. Before joining Aon, Webster was a Partner with Lathrop Gage LLP in Kansas City, Missouri, where he handles real estate financing and purchase transactions, commercial leasing, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate formation and governance. He earned his JD from Vanderbilt University Law School and his bachelor's from the University of Kansas.

  • Cyber Risk Management (CE Credit)

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    Law firms have become a major target of cybercriminals, making the protection of confidential information a major responsibility in the business of law. Read the article in Legal Management magazine and then take this quiz for CE credit.

    Law firms have become a major target of cybercriminals, making the protection of confidential information a major responsibility in the business of law. Firms now face increasing pressure from both clients and regulators to demonstrate they have implemented a current information security plan and are compliant with specific best practices for protecting against and responding to data breach incidents. This course will help legal management professionals better understand the risks, regulations and the important leadership role they have in cyber risk management within the firm. 

    Read the article in Legal Management magazine here. Then, purchase access to the quiz: members pay $49; nonmembers pay $69.

    Learning Objectives

    1. Identify the cyber risks associated with law firms.
    2. Recognize the basics of good cyber risk management for your firm.
    3. Outline what should be included in an information security plan.
    4. Develop a clear understanding of cybersecurity compliance law and privacy standards.
    5. Describe what should be included in a breach response plan.

    Members and nonmembers can read the article in Legal Management magazine, then log in to take a test. If you pass with at least 70 percent, you will earn one CE credit hour.

    1 Hour

    CLM Application Credit for Functional Specialists: 1 hour in the subject area of Operations Management (OM) toward the additional hours required of some functional specialists to fulfill the CLM application.

    CLM Recertification Credit: 1 hour in the subject area of Operations Management (OM)

    CLE: 1 hour of participatory credit