Ethical Pitfalls of Everyday Legal Technology and Flying Safe in the Clouds

Afternoon Plenary Session – Room 3A

About the Program
In this session, we will discuss malpractice pitfalls to avoid and the precautions to take in the electronic practice of law, including:

  • Properly operating within model rule 1.6 if you engage in cloud computing.
  • Assessing security vulnerabilities related to mobile devices, documents and emails;
  • Avoiding the hazards of metadata that can reveal information harmful to your client or your relationship with the client.
  • How to properly delete client data, assign passwords, and dispose of computer equipment while protecting client privacy.

Paul J. Unger, Affinity Consulting Group LLC, Columbus, OH

Attorney Unger is a nationally recognized speaker, author and thought-leader in the legal technology industry. He is an attorney and founding principal of Affinity Consulting Group, a nationwide consulting company providing legal technology consulting, continuing legal education, and training.

He is the author of dozens of legal technology manuals and publications, including recently published books, Tame the Digital Chaos – A Lawyer’s Guide to Distraction, Time, Task & Email Management (2017) and PowerPoint in an Hour for Lawyers (2014). He served as Chair of the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center (2012-13, 2013-14)(, Chair of ABA TECHSHOW (2011)(, and served as Planning Chair for the 2016 ACLEA Mid-Year Conference in Savannah, GA.

He is a member of the American Bar Association, Columbus Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, Ohio Association for Justice, and New York State Bar Association, and specializes in document and case management, paperless office strategies, trial presentation and litigation technology, and legal-specific software training and professional development for law firms and legal departments throughout the United States, Canada, and Australia. Mr. Unger has provided trial presentation consultation for over 400 cases. In his spare time, he likes to run and restore historic homes.