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Understanding Discipline and Reporting Requirements for Lawyer DUIs

This piece, written by Mark Webster, Vice President of AON Professional Services, takes us through the thorny issues presented when a lawyer is involved in a DUI offense. Mark asks and answers the tough questions like whether a single DUI reflects adversely on a lawyer’s honesty, trustworthiness, or fitness as a lawyer. And if it does, must the DUI be reported (or even self-reported) to disciplinary authorities?

Ethics

Ethical Obligations to Protect Client Data when Building Artificial Intelligence Tools: Wigmore Meets AI

In this article by Daniel W. Linna, Director of Law and Technology Initiatives and Senior Lecturer, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law& McCormick School of Engineering, and Wendy J. Muchman, Professor of Practice, Harry B. Reese Teaching Professor 2020-2021, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, the ethical issues presented by the rapidly emerging field of AI are examined. A series of scenarios are presented that analyze specific issues including conflicts of interest, third-party vendors and confidentiality, confidentiality, care of property in relation to client data and more.

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