Celesq® Programs

Future Shock: Rapid Changes in the Cyber Landscape Affect Non-Cyber Lawyers

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An attorney need not practice in the cyber or technology fields to be affected by changes in those areas. As those changes come more rapidly, some lawyers and firms are experiencing a form of “Future Shock,” a syndrome first described in the 1970s. 

This program will address this shock and how it affects both in the practice of law, and compliance with ethical duties. 

Topics to be covered include: 

  • The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Technology and Cyber
  • The Good: Changes in Technology Improve Lawyers’ Ability to Represent their Clients.
  • The Bad: Drawing the Work/Life Line when Technology is Ubiquitous.
  • The Ugly: Means and Methods of Cyber Attacks Change Quickly, and Law Firms are Prime Targets 

Ethics (One hour) 

  • Rule 1.1: The duty of competence
  • Rule 1.3: Diligence and Promptness—What does “Prompt” Mean today
  • Rule 1.4: Communications—Can I Email, Text, or Chat? Should I? *Rule 1.6: Confidentiality
  • Rule 5.1: Responsibilities of Partner/Supervising Lawyer

Available in States

  • California
  • Colorado
  • Georgia
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Texas Self Study

Program Categories

  • Administrative Law & Regulations
  • Communications and Media Law
  • Computer, Internet & E-Commerce Law
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Security and Outsourcing
  • Ethics & Professionalism
  • Federal Courts
  • Information Technology
  • Law Practice Management


  • Areas of Professional Practice : 1 Credit
  • Legal Ethics : 1 Credit