Cybersecurity, Law, and Ethics: Protecting Yourself, Your Firm, Clients, and Family (2024)

On Monday May 6, 2024 from 12:50 p.m. to 2:20 p.m. ET John Bandler will present valuable knowledge about cybersecurity, law, and professional responsibilities for attorneys. It is virtual and hosted by Pace University's School of Law, as a complimentary benefit for the entire Pace community.

Attorneys will earn 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 is the fourth annual Cinco de Mayo cybersecurity extravaganza, it is online, and will not be recorded. So attend live and start your 5/5 celebrations early. (PS, the fifth cybersecurity CLE I have done for Pace). And PPS for 2024 we are doing it on the Monday after Cinco de Mayo.

The Pace Law link to sign up for this webinar is here

  • The link takes you to the Pace U. Alumni site and their registration page for this event
    • The URL is not be pretty and does not have "pace" in the domain name, but the webpage reads "HAUB LAW CLE: ETHICS AND CYBERSECURITY"
  • 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.
  • You can also go to this newer landing page at

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 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'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

2024 will mark the fourth annual Cinco de Mayo presentation of this cybersecurity and ethics CLE.

We led the way, and then cybersecurity CLE became 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.

This page is hosted at, copyright John Bandler all rights reserved.

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 5/5/2023 (building on prior years' work). Updated 04/19/2024.