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The MSBA's Solo and Small Firm Section Presents


"Ethical Implications of the Digital Age"

The Solo-Small Firm Section and Shepard Data Services are thrilled to bring you this exciting CLE. Topics to be covered in this comprehensive presentation include:

1. the Committee’s decision to revise the Comments to the Model Rules regarding the uses, benefits and risks of legal technologies

2. how these changes affect the competency requirements regarding eDiscovery

3. confidentiality of clients’ data

4. use of social media, outsourcing legal services “in the cloud”

5. legal holds and data preservation 

Recent case decisions involving ethics sanctions for mishandling of electronic data, client privacy and confidentiality breaches, and malpractice errors with electronic evidence will be highlighted. 


Michael Arkfeld, Arkfeld and Associates
Michael Arkfeld is one of the leading experts in the field of electronic document retention, discovery, production and admissibility of electronic information. Mr. Arkfeld was the recipient of the 2004 E-Evidence Thought Leading Scholar Award. He is the author of the leading treatise, Arkfeld on Electronic Discovery and Evidence, four Best Practices Guides on eDiscovery and dozens of articles on technology and the practice of law. He has been a presenter at over 200 conferences, seminars and training sessions. His website is

1 hour of Ethics CLE credit approved
(event code: 172370)



Date:   Friday, October 5, 2012
Time:   11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location:   MSBA Offices
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380
Minneapolis, MN 55402 

This is a brown-bag lunch.  Light snacks & beverages will be provided.


All Attendees: Free

Teleconferencing is available. Please indicate this option when registering or contact Jennifer Carter. Teleconferencing instructions will be emailed on October 4.

Cancellation Policy:

Refunds will be processed for cancellation requests received in writing on or before noon on the registration deadline. Requests should be directed to the event contact person listed at the bottom of this notice. Cancellation requests received after this time are not eligible for refunds. You may send a colleague in your place if you are unable to join us and the registration deadline has passed.

Requests for an exception to this policy should be directed to Nicole Battles, Section Services Director, by e-mail or at (612) 278-6336