FREE CLE: Ethical Considerations When Conducting a Remote Deposition

State Bar of Texas: 1 Ethics Credit

Lawyers have always been bound by ethical standards. The pandemic created a new one – reduce the spread of a deadly disease by staying home and working remotely.

The American Bar Association has established that attorneys have an ethical obligation to adopt new technologies to reduce health risks, serve clients cost-effectively and help deliver justice as expeditiously as possible. This responsibility extends to the discovery process, including depositions.

This free one-hour CLE course outlines the latest ABA and court precedents concerning the ethics of taking a remote deposition and how attorneys can create solid protocols to help avoid challenges to evidence.

Featured Panelist

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Avi Stadler

Genera Counsel | Esquire Deposition Solutions, LLC

Topics covered include:

  • Court rulings and ABA standards rejecting arguments for in-person depositions.
  • Effective client communication about the duty for diligence in practice.
  • Best practices for information storage, security and sharing.
  • An overview of professional misconduct on the frontier of e-discovery

Agenda topics:

  • The Duty of Technological Competence: New Standards Created by the Coronavirus Pandemic
  • Diligence in Practice: The Duty for Expeditious and Cost-Effective Justice
  • Confidentiality, Cybersecurity and Fairness to Opposing Counsel
  • Avoiding Misconduct in Remote Depositions, and Spotting It on the Other Side
  • How to Develop a Remote Deposition Protocol
  • Ethics Scenarios