Cybersecurity, Law, and Ethics for Lawyers: Secure Yourself, Your Family, Firm, and Clients (Oct 2023 for BKA)

This is a landing page for a live and virtual CLE for the Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A (BKA) on October 16, 2023. You will find CLE materials listed below.

Attorneys will earn 1 CLE credit in "cybersecurity-ethics", officially known as "Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection - Ethics". This means you get 1 Ethics credit and you get 1 NYS cybersecurity credit, all at the same time (e.g. "concurrently"). BKA administers the CLE accreditation and credits, I just present the materials. Non-attorneys will get valuable information that protects the organization, employees and clients.

The CLE login information will be distributed internally for BKA employees.

  • If you are not a BKA employee, then
    • Please visit my general attorney cybersecurity page at: Cybersecurity for attorneys which has all the below resources plus a short article.
    • What's BKA? Their website is and as they state,  Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A (Brooklyn A or BKA) advances social and economic justice and community empowerment through innovative, collaborative, neighborhood-based legal representation and advocacy.

CLE Materials include

Longer articles by John about cybersecurity, law, and lawyers
ABA Model Rules
ABA Formal Opinions
NYS Rules of Professional Conduct for Attorneys

The NYS Rules of Professional Conduct for Attorneys is found in the New York Code of Rules and Regulations (NYCRR) Title 22 (Judiciary) Part 1200 (Rules of Professional Conduct). Or, for short, 22 NYCRR 1200. Relevant are portions on the attorney duties of confidentiality, competence and more. You can find the rules here:

NYS newish cybersecurity CLE requirement (order signed 6/10/2022, effective 1/1/2023 and 7/1/2023)

Attorneys admitted in NYS now must earn CLE in cybersecurity

NYSBA Ethics Opinion
NYSBA's 2020 recommendation about cybersecurity training (their recommendation became a rule, so just see the rule above)
Learn more about privacy law

Learn about the CIPP/US certification and my course on privacy and cybersecurity law.

To explore more of this site:

John's CLEs for attorneys on cybersecurity

In 2017 my first book was published, Cybersecurity for the Home and Office, The Lawyer's Guide to Taking Charge of Your Own Information Security, from the American Bar Association (ABA). You can read more about that book here. I have written many articles for lawyers about law, technology, and cybersecurity. You can read more about my background in law, investigating cybercrime, and protecting with cybersecurity here.

Since then I have been providing continuing legal education (CLE) to attorneys about securing their information assets.

Some are afraid of technology and cybersecurity but should not be. It is a learning process and everyone can learn and improve.

More information on these CLEs here.

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This is a page created for a specific CLE event, and after the event is over, this page will not be updated, so see Cybersecurity for attorneys.

Posted 6/26/2023 (building on prior work). Updated 09/13/2023.