CLE on Ethics and Technology

Constitutional Communications Director Jonathan Stribling-Uss is teaching this CLE Attorney Education Course tonight.  Hope to see you there!
Learn About Recent Developments and Potential Risks of Ethics and Technology –
What No Lawyer Can Afford to Ignore
Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
3 NY Credits: 3 Ethics ::  3 NJ Credits: 3 Ethics
Transitional & Non-Transitional
Attorneys in practice today are being faced with a myriad of IT security and privacy issues. Therefore it is more imperative than ever for attorneys to understand recent technological developments and the risks associated with them, including their widely acknowledged duty to stay conversant with technology in order to represent their clients adequately and assure confidentiality of client data and privileged communications.

A panel of ethicists and technical experts will lead the discussion that no New York attorney can afford to miss, especially sole practitioners, small and mid-sized firm members who typically do not have in-house technical resources to rely on.

Program Co-sponsors: NYCLA’s Ethics Committee and NYCLA’s Cyberlaw Committee

Fulfilling Your Ethical Obligations CLE



Fulfilling Your Ethical Obligations: Learn What You Need to Know About The New Technology to Avoid Ethical Violations And Security Risks

Event Link on NYCLA page:

Credits: 3 NJ Credits: 3 Ethics
3 NY Credits: 3 Ethics; Transitional and Non-transitional

Course Description:

Lawyers and technology have had an uneasy relationship. Although some lawyers are early adapters, others feel that technology is not important to the practice of law. But this attitude is no longer harmless conservatism. Avoiding the new technology may lead to violations of lawyers’ ethical duties of competence and confidentiality.

The pervasiveness of electronic data  in all aspects of commercial and personal life and its easy transmission through the Internet have not only fundamentally altered the manner in which lawyers interact with clients and with one another, but potentially expose confidential and proprietary information to rapid and unauthorized dissemination. Although lawyers may have been comforted by ethical opinions finding their casual use of unencrypted e-mail or social media and nonuse of cloud computing appropriate in the past, they can no longer rely on those opinions given the dramatically altered security risks of today.

Join us for the second program in our  ongoing series which will identify and help you learn and put into practice the new technology. Only then can you effectively and competently use e-mail, the Internet, social media and cloud computing.  Our tech savvy panel will take you on a tour through the new technologies. We will discuss how the internet, email, cloud and social media work in simple terms, that even non-technical practitioners, will understand.

You will also learn “hands-on” how to:

  • Install and use free “email” encryption tools
  • Choose and use secure “cloud storage” for documents
  • Proper use of “social media” for lawyers


Faculty: Joseph Bambara, UCNY, Co-Chair, NYCLA’s Law and Technology Committee; James B. Kobak, Jr., General Counsel, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP; Pery Krinsky, Krinsky, PLLC; Peter Micek, Access Now; Jonathan Stribling-Uss, Constitutional Communications


Emerging Issues in Cybersecurity, Legal Ethics, and Technology


Emerging Issues in Cybersecurity, Legal Ethics, and Technology

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Room 3/114
CUNY School of Law
2 Court Square
Long Island City, NY 11101

Note: Online registration will close at 4:30pm, 3/17/2015.

A tipping point has been reached on the issues of legal ethics, secure communications, and data security. From criminal defense attorneys representing domestic clients, to transactional attorneys engaged in trade negotiations, all practice areas are impacted by the new political and technological reality of multi-state mass surveillance technology. This CLE will assist attorneys in understanding how to ethically engage with information technology in this new and challenging climate.

The course will be facilitated by Jonathan Stribling-Uss (’12) and is co-sponsored by The Constitutional Communications Project and the Bertha Justice Institute at the Center for Constitutional Rights.

This two-credit course will offer 1.5 Professional Practice credits and 0.5 Ethics & Professionalism credit.

Course sign-in will begin at 6:00PM and the program will begin promptly at 6:30PM.

Please note registration is required for all CLE programs.

CLE Credits provided by Community Legal Resource Network at CUNY School of Law


CLE credit will be offered only to those attorneys completing entire sessions; attorneys attending only part of a session are not eligible for partial credit. Attorneys arriving late are welcome to attend the program but will not be eligible for credit. Attorneys wishing to receive CLE credit must sign in the program’s attendance register prior to and following the CLE program; once a speaker begins the program, the sign-in sheets will be removed. Similarly, attorneys leaving the session early are also ineligible for CLE credit.

Financial Aid Requests

To request financial aid, please first email John-Paul Kocot at Do not register on this page. Financial aid details and registration instructions will be sent to you.

Cancellation Policy

CUNY School of Law reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If CUNY School of Law cancels a program, you will receive a full refund.

Refund Policy

Full refunds are available, less a $5 processing fee, up to 48 hours before the program date. Requests for refunds must be made via email to John-Paul Kocot at

Refund requests made less than 48 hours before the program date will be refunded at 50% less a $5.00 processing fee.

No refund will be available if you cancel on the program date, if you do not show up, or if you leave a program early for any reason. No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.

If you do not cancel and do not attend the program, a complete set of materials will be forwarded to you in consideration of the registration fee.

Bertha Foundation

Center for Constitutional Rights