2021 Seasons of Security Webinar Series

LSNTAP hosted a webinar series called Season of Security: Enhancing Security in the Legal Aid Community. The series focused on different aspects of security and how programs can take steps to improve their security practices. Each webinar was aimed at a specific audience. 

Table of Contents

  1. Security First: What EDs and IT Need to Know About Security in a Hybrid Work Environment
  2. Best Security Practices for Advocates Working Remotely
  3. Security Assessments for Legal Aid
  4. Cyber Security Training for Your Staff
  5. I Got Attacked, Now What?

Security First: What EDs and IT Need to Know About Security in a Hybrid Work Environment

On September 14, 2021, Stacey Hawyer from The Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County and Ilenia Sanchez-Bryson from Legal Services of Greater Miami shared what executive directors and IT staff should know about security in a hybrid work environment. 

We're all working in a more collaborative environment – regardless of location. For the foreseeable future, staff will be working with clients, courts, and other providers both in person and virtually. At the beginning of the pandemic, legal aid programs quickly pivoted to available technology and equipment in new ways to ensure they continued to serve their clients. Now it’s time for programs to plan for the long term by building in more security and best practices. This webinar will explore how legal aid can better protect both client and organization data while working in a dynamic environment.



Best Security Practices for Advocates Working Remotely

On October 05, 2021, Sateesh Nori from The Legal Aid Society of NYC and Scott Ellis from The Michigan Advocacy Program shared tips for completely common tasks, like sharing and accessing client data, more securely. 

You are serving clients in and out of the office. How can you be sure that you are keeping your clients' data safe? Are you taking advantage of the best tools for you and for your clients? Join us to learn more about how to work efficiently and collaboratively in and out of the office without sacrificing security.


Security Assessments for Legal Aid

On October 19, 2021, Peter Lesser from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher& Flom LLP, Vivian Hessel from Legal Aid of Chicago, and Michael Donnelly from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP shared the value of security assessments. 

Hear from a legal aid program about why security assessments are important for the legal aid community and how they pursued funds to get a security assessment. Learn what a security assessment is, what should be included, and how to prepare your organization for the assessment and the follow-up.


Cyber Security Training for Your Staff

On November 02, 2021, Michael Hernandez, Charnyl Revere, Tim Wachenfeld, and Carlton Whitmore shared their experiences with cyber security training for their staff. 

Staff are your biggest security risk. If you're not training, coaching, and monitoring your staff and volunteers, you're leaving your program vulnerable. Join us to learn why you should train staff, what vendors and tools exist, what challenges you might face, and best practices to help you succeed.


I Got Attacked, Now What?

On December 7, 2021, we had a panel share what legal aid programs should do if they experience a cyber attack. 

Despite your best efforts, your program suffered a cyber attack. What should you do now? Join us to learn about types of attacks, how to respond after an attack, who should be notified of the attack, and how to mitigate damage after an attack. This webinar will also explore how to work with your insurance company after an attack.


  • Daniel Pepper, BakerHostetler
  • Dina Brownstein, Greater Boston Legal Services 
  • Joseph Melo, Just-Tech 
  • Jada Breegle, Legal Services Corporation 
  • Elise Elam, BakerHostetler
  • Kayleigh Shuler, Polsinelli
  • John Greiner, Just-Tech