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A Cloud on the Horizon? Attorneys’ Obligations when Using a Third-Party’s Cloud-Based Services

When we think of clouds, we likely picture cumulus, stratus, and cirrus ones, not the type of “cloud” that holds data and software. The latter type of cloud is generally controlled by a third-party service provider and is...more

Lawyers Beware: Sending Native File Documents to Third Parties May Violate Your Ethical Obligations

The rules governing discovery of electronically stored information, though not fully developed, have matured enough to provide the basic “do’s and don’ts” for attorneys. Frequently, a party must produce electronic documents,...more

Legal Ethics in the Digital Age (Powerpoint)

by Kaiser Legal Group on

Delivered by Michael Kaiser on December 20, 2011, as the ethics portion of the Seattle, Washington, Continuing Legal Education seminar (CLE) "Find it Free and Fast on the Net: Strategies for Legal Research on the Web." ...more

Legal Ethics in the Digital Age (text)

by Kaiser Legal Group on

Written for the ethics portion of the Seattle Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar text "Find it Free and Fast on the Net: Strategies for Legal Research on the Web.” Michael Kaiser presented the ethics portion of the...more

Sample client disclosure concerning attorney-client email communicaitons

by Lawrence McElroen on

This is a sample client disclosure concerning the use of email and texting as a means of communicating between attorney and client; it's potential impact on the attorney - client privilege and a response to ABA Formal Ethics...more

Law Firms Face Competition for Doc Review Work - Law 360

by Pamela Woldow on

The rise of e-discovery over the last decade has provided law firms with fertile ground for racking up hours on document review, but it has also made the traditional method of having associates conduct the work under the...more

Coupons Not Required: GCs Look for Creative Ways to Save on Legal Costs by Ursula Furi-Perry

by Pamela Woldow on

There's certainly a lot of talk about alternative fees. In a February article about tying outside legal costs to value, Altman Weil's Pamela Woldow discussed the various ways alternative fee arrangements are manifesting...more

Risks of In-House Processing

by Frederick Kopec on

The risk of sanctions resulting from 1) corporations doing self-collections of electronic evidence and 2) law firms internally processing a client’s electronic evidence (creating sanction risk for BOTH the firm and its...more

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