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ABA Issues New Guidance on Safeguarding Electronic Communications

by Holland & Knight LLP on

In a significant opinion published on May 11, 2017, the American Bar Association's (ABA) Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility provided additional guidance on a lawyer's obligations to protect client...more

Don’t Let New Technology Cloud Your Legal Judgment

Law firms are slowly but steadily moving to the cloud. According to an American Bar Association report, 37.5% of lawyers reported the use of web-based software services or solutions in 2016, up from 31% in 2015, and 30% in...more

The Panama Papers Make ‘Share Everything’ Security Policies a Thing of the Past

by Prosperoware on

The breach of the Panamanian law firm, Mossack Fonseca, two weeks ago and the ensuing leak of 11.5 million documents — 2.6 terabytes of data — to the press revealed in extraordinary detail how offshore bank accounts and tax...more

Cybersecurity: You can't afford to ignore it anymore

by Dentons on

In late March, newspapers confirmed that a Russian hacker named "Oleras" targeted 48 law firms (most of which are Am Law 100 firms). Oleras planned to hack these firms to secure confidential and highly valuable insider...more

Ethical Issues Implicated by Lawyers’ Use of Third-Party Cloud Services

Law firms increasingly turn to “cloud services” for processing and storing confidential client information because of their greater flexibility and efficiency. Use of “the cloud,” however, outsources the administration,...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

Ethical Juggle of a Maryland Lawyer

by Daniel Rowland on

An overview of some of the ethical concerns of attorney client privilege from the blog of http://fgalaw.com....more

Online Privacy Considerations (And Outrages) for Lawyers to Ponder

by Rocket Matter on

When I discuss my privacy concerns with people, frequently the response I get is "If you're not doing anything wrong, why do you care?" I'll tell ya why I care. Just because something's private doesn't mean it's bad or...more

Lawyers Beware: Take action now to protect healthcare information or risk stiff penalties!

by Jennifer Stiller on

Beginning February 17, 2010,lawyers who represent clients in the healthcare industry face new statutory obligations to take affirmative steps to ensure the privacy of their clients’ patient information when it is transmitted...more

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