Cybersecurity, Law, and Ethics: Protecting Yourself, Your Firm, Clients, and Family (2023)Bandler Cybersecurity CLE 2023-5-5

NOTE: This page was created for a 2023 presentation which is an annual event and I improve it each year. The 2024 landing page has been created so click here to see the current version or click here to see my general page on Cybersecurity for attorneys. **

On May 5, 2023 from  12:50 p.m. to 2:20 p.m. John Bandler presented valuable knowledge about cybersecurity, law, and professional responsibilities for attorneys. It is hosted by Pace University's School of Law, as a complimentary benefit for the entire Pace community.

Attorneys earned 1.5 CLE credits (continuing legal education) in Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection - Ethics. This means you get 1.5 Ethics credits, and you get 1.5 NYS cybersecurity credits, all at the same time. (Concurrently, as we used to say in the criminal justice system).

This was the third annual Cinco de Mayo cybersecurity extravaganza, online, and not be recorded. So attend live and start your 5/5 celebrations early. (PS, the fourth cybersecurity CLE I have done for Pace).

The Pace Law link to sign up for this webinar is no longer here, since the event already happened.

  • As always, the Pace community attends for free, and if you are outside the Pace community there is a small fee to support administrative costs and Pace.

CLE Materials include

Longer articles by John about cybersecurity, law, and lawyers
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 new cybersecurity CLE requirement (new order signed 6/10/2022, effective 1/1/2023 and 7/1/2023)

Attorneys admitted in NYS now must earn CLE in cybersecurity

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).

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, everyone can learn and improve.

About Pace and this CLE

2023 will mark the third annual Cinco de Mayo presentation of this cybersecurity and ethics CLE.

We led the way, and now cybersecurity CLE is a NYS requirement.

I graduated from Pace University's law school in 2002 and now it is officially called The Elisabeth Haub School of Law. As an adjunct I teach one course per year at the law school and one at the Seidenberg school of Computer Science and Information Systems (CSIS).

Some enterprising folks at the law school started these periodic free CLE webinars (Lori) which provide a tremendous benefit for Pace Law Alumni -- and this presentation is a part of that. It is a pleasure to be a part of this program and to make this contribution to the Pace community.

Space permitting, attorneys outside the Pace community can attend, and a small fee is required to help cover the administrative costs of the CLE processing and to better Pace.

This presentation is geared for lawyers and law firms, to comply with the cybersecurity CLE requirements. What is the difference between cybersecurity for lawyers and cybersecurity for others? We will cover those nuances, but the main takeaway is that good cybersecurity principles apply to all.

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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 11/14/2022 (building on prior years' work). Updated 05/25/2023.