Target Audience: Librarians who support attorneys, comply with privacy laws, do licensing, and provide reference; IT staff
1) Participants will learn about attorney-client confidentiality requirements relating to legal research.
2) Participants will be able to apply confidentiality compliance techniques to licensing, reference, and some IT support for attorneys and judges, as well as clinical law faculty and students.
Attorney-client confidentiality is challenged by cloud computing, passwords that identify database users, vendor advertisements that identify subscribers, employer access to employee email, Internet Service Provider and web tracking access to online research activity, and some uses of social media. A Boston attorney with expertise in confidentiality and privacy law will outline the scope of ethical and legal requirements for attorneys and for the librarians and IT staff who support them. Participants will receive tips on how to support compliance with confidentiality requirements. A significant portion of the presentation will be devoted to audience questions in order to address specific concerns of those attending.