--- ethics / tech - fiscal responsibility
--- course production date: 9/17/2017
--- presented by JENNIFER ELLIS

Data breaches are a constant problem these days. Failure to understand the substantial risks to your firm's data, the steps you must take to protect it, and the penalties you will suffer if you have a breach is a big mistake.

During this lecture, you will learn about your ethical obligations, discover how HIPAA might apply to you, and find out about the substantial damage you can incur financially and in terms of your reputation if your clients' data is stolen. This course may scare you, at first. Then it will tell you the steps you need to take to fix your potential data security problems.

Key course points are:
• Learn What You Need to Know About Your Ethical Obligations to Keep Client Data Safe.
• Discover Whether HIPAA Applies to Your Firm.
• Find Out about the Substantial Penalties Your Firm Can Suffer.
• See What You Can Do to Protect Yourself and Your Firm From Trouble.

--- presented by JENNIFER ELLIS

Jennifer runs the consulting business, Jennifer Ellis, JD, LLC, where she assists law firms and other businesses with their online marketing. In addition, she helps other lawyers with legal research and ethical issues. Previously, she served as the in-house marketing manager of a 15 lawyer firm, where she also managed the firm's technology, and practiced in the area of legal ethics.

A frequent author and speaker, both in Pennsylvania and nationally, Jennifer lectures and writes on issues including social media, legal ethics, and technology for law firms. Jennifer wrote the book, WordPress in One Hour for Lawyers and the chapter on social media for the American Bar Association Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide.

Very involved in the legal community, Jennifer is Chair-Elect of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Solo and Small Firm Practice Section, on the Executive Committee of Women in the Profession, and Vice-Chair of the Membership Committee. In addition, Jennifer is a member of the American Bar Association's Law Practice Division, where she is on Council and a member of the Publications Committee.

Jennifer obtained her law degree cum laude from Widener University School of Law in Delaware, and her undergraduate degree from Dickinson College. While at Widener, Jennifer served on Law Review and as a board member of the Moot Court Honors Society. She is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania.