Data Breaches: Coming to a Network Near You

In this clip from the 2012 PLUS Professional Risk Symposium session entitled “Data Breaches: Coming to a Network Near You” Bryan F. Thornton of Net Reaction discusses the key factors in most data breaches occurring today.

PLUS members can view this entire educational session by visiting www.plusweb.org/education/multimedia. You must be a member and logged-in to the website to view the multimedia content.

Session panelists not featured in this clip: Mark Camillo, moderator (Chartis Insurance), Marcus A. Asner (Arnold & Porter LLP), Larry Clinton (Internet Security Alliance), and DM Studler (SDC CPAs, LLC.).

New Lawyers in New York Must Donate 50 Hours Free for License

Happy Friday! With the arrival of the end of the work week comes this week’s installment of Fall Through the Cracks Friday – everyone’s favorite non-insurance related insurance blog feature.

This week we turn to our friends at Freakonomics blog for an interesting look at a new requirement in New York state that mandates a minimum of 50 hours of donated legal service time prior to becoming a licensed attorney in the state.

Certainly the intent behind this new requirement is good, though it does raise interesting issues around a flood of inexperienced attorneys providing potentially questionable legal advice. From the article:

The approximately 10,000 lawyers who apply to the New York State Bar each year will have to demonstrate that they have performed 50 hours of pro bono work to be admitted, Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman said. He said the move was intended to provide about a half-million hours of badly needed legal services to those with urgent problems, like foreclosure and domestic violence.

 

The bloggers at Freakonomics raise a few other interesting questions around potential expansion to other licensed professionals – check it out here.

Enjoy the weekend! It is (finally) sunny in Minneapolis so it should be a nice weekend here.

 

 

EPLI Litigation – One Degree of Separation Between Employees’ Use of Social Networking and Employers’ Exposures?

In this clip from the 2011 PLUS International Conference educational session entitled “EPLI Litigation – One Degree of Separation Between Employees’ Use of Social Networking and Employers’ Exposures?,” John West, Esq. (Allred Maroko Goldberg), Catherine Padalino (Chubb Specialty Insurance), and Mercedes Colwin, Esq. (Gordon & Rees LLP) look at social media’s impact on the hiring and recruitment process.

For more employment liability coverage don’t miss the 2012 Professional Risk Symposium, March 29 & 30 in Chicago. Sessions include “Blowing the Whistle on Retaliation,” “ERISA Litigation on the Hotseat,” and “Keeping the Damages Down – High Exposure EPL/E&O Claims.” Register by March 6 and save $125 off the full registration price!

PLUS members can view this entire educational session by visiting www.plusweb.org/education/multimedia. You must be a member and logged-in to the website to view the multimedia content.

Other panelists at this session were: Sarah Goldstein, Esq. (Kaufman Dolowich Voluck & Gonzo, LLP) and Lisa Turbis, Esq. (Autodesk, Inc).