Why Lawyers Need to Get With Encryption – Guest Lecture with Jared Correia

Encryption is now part of your professional duty to safeguard your clients’ data.

Encryption is a very techno-scary word for many lawyers.  It’s intimidating, actually. But even if it is, it doesn’t mean you can bury your head in the sand, not if you are going to represent your clients responsibly.  Encryption is critical when communicating with your clients, opposing counsel and the courts.  To not encrypt when communicating  can not only lead to ethics violations and malpractice, but it can also be violating state law.  Today Jared and I discuss different scenarios where you can actually be offering up your clients’ confidential data on a silver platter to whomever might want to take it, but also the ways you can easily and affordably secure this data.  We also discuss how you can transmit data to your cloud vendors pre-encrypted. Yes, the process can be a little burdensome but you can’t say, “I’ll just fax the information!

Jared receives countless questions from new solo lawyers and solos who have been in practice for decades but need advice on law practice management. We like to ask Jared what’s on lawyers’ minds as we have several times before.

If you are a new lawyer in Massachusetts or a paying member of the Massachusetts bar, be sure to connect with Jared. LOMAP’s services are free for those who qualify.

Jared also recently started teaching the course “Law Practice Management” and is a featured consultant here at Solo Practice University®.

The audio is about 38 minutes. Listen directly below.

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Jared has written a new book called “Twitter in One Hour for Lawyers“. You can learn more about the book or purchase it from the American Bar Association.

Jared D. Correia, Esq. is Law Practice Management Advisor at MassLOMAP (Massachusetts Law Office Management Practice). Prior to joining LOMAP, he was the Publications Attorney for the Massachusetts Bar Association (“MBA”). He was the first Publications Attorney for the MBA, and established the continuing legal education publication protocols and standards. In addition to overseeing the MBA’s CLE Publications, he also managed the MBA’s version of Casemaker, an online legal research product provided free of charge to MBA members. Prior to joining the MBA, Mr. Correia was a private practice attorney, working in the areas of general practice and disability law, in small firms on the Southcoast, North of Boston and just outside of Boston. Mr. Correia’s general practice encompassed a diverse range of legal subjects, including the handling of administrative hearings, personal injury law, family law, tax law and property law matters. Mr. Correia is active in raising funds for cancer research and has founded a charitable organization to benefit autistic children. He is a graduate of Suffolk University Law School and Saint Anselm College, where he was a captain of the Saint Anselm College Debate Team that finished second nationally in 2000.

Connect with Jared on Twitter . You can also follow LOMAP on Facebook, visit the website or read the blog.


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