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The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee and the
Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section present
Ethical Issues Inherent in the New Computer Age

Course Classification: Intermediate Level
Live Audio Webcast Presentation: Wednesday, May 15, 2013
12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. EDT

Course No. 1739R


Program addresses the ethical issues inherent in today's computer age with speaker Henry Lee Paul, former Bar counsel for 7 years and now in private practice with offices in Tampa and Ft. Myers. Topics to be covered will include: (1) ethical website design; (2) compliance with advertising rules; (3) avoiding unethical practice of using metadata; (4) maintaining client confidentiality in cloud computing; (5) best practices for billing for incoming and outgoing emails to avoid excessive & unreasonable fees; (6) avoiding inadvertent disclosures of confidential information or ex parte communications with opposing parties when sending or replying to emails; (7) best practices for value billing for legal documents prepared more efficiently on a computer than was traditionally the case (dictate, then manually proofread multiple drafts of a document); and (8) e-document retention.



12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. EDT


Ethical Issues Inherent in the New Computer Age

Speaker: Henry Lee Paul, Tampa

Henry Lee Paul served as Bar Counsel in the Tampa Branch of The Florida Bar from 2005 until January 2012. His duties included all matters related to the enforcement of The Rules Regulating The Florida Bar. Mr. Paul was counsel of record in 79 cases before the Florida Supreme Court. He tried 16 of these cases before a referee. Mr. Paul was counsel of record for nine petitions for review before the Florida Supreme Court. Mr. Paul has presented three cases in oral argument before the Florida Supreme Court. Mr. Paul was counsel of record on behalf of The Florida Bar in four reported Florida Supreme Court cases. Mr. Paul served as legal advisor for the two grievance committees in Fort Myers, to one grievance committee in Tampa and to one grievance committee in Pinellas County. Mr. Paul has also appeared as Bar Counsel in confidential proceedings before the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar. Mr. Paul has also advised fellow Bar Counsel on numerous cases in which he was not counsel of record. Bar Counsel is responsible for all legal functions in disciplinary cases including litigation and review before the Florida Supreme Court. Bar Counsel serves as counsel to grievance committees and is responsible for investigating and prosecution of complaints alleging violations of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar. On January 16, 2012, Mr. Paul returned to private practice with offices in Tampa and Fort Myers. Mr. Paul Primarily practices in matters involving lawyer regulation and conduct as well as business litigation. Mr. Paul completed his undergraduate studies at Florida State University in 1981 and received his law degree from Stetson University in 1984. He has been a member of The Florida Bar and has actively practiced law since 1985. Mr. Paul was employed with the firm that became known as Lazzara & Paul, P. A. from 1984 to 1997. In 1997, Mr. Paul started the firm of Paul & Singer, P. A. and practiced with this firm until 2005.





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