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Steps for Limiting Liability as Local Counsel

by Dentons on

Many litigators have either sought or served as local counsel at least once in their careers. Litigators with national practices may work with local counsel more often than not. Those with niche practices based in specialized...more

Few States Still Have an Ethics Opinion Regarding Lawyer Cloud Usage: eDiscovery Best Practices

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The Legal Technology Resource Center (LTRC) of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) web site has a great resource for those who want more information regarding a variety of technical topics, including the ethics for lawyers...more

ABA Encourages Encryption of Emails When Transmitting Confidential Client Information

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

In a recent formal Ethics Opinion, the American Bar Association stressed that lawyers must make reasonable efforts to prevent inadvertent or unauthorized access to confidential information relating to the representation of...more

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

New ABA Opinion – Attorneys Must Take Reasonable Cybersecurity Measures To Protect Client Data

by Dentons on

On May 11, 2017, the American Bar Association (ABA) issued Formal Opinion 477, making clear that a lawyer may transmit information relating to the representation of a client over the Internet without violating the Model Rules...more

Practice Tips Learned From the Inaugural PTAB Bar Association Conference

by Brinks Gilson & Lione on

The newly formed PTAB Bar association held its inaugural conference in Washington, D.C. from March 1-3. More than 400 people were in attendance, including a mix of practitioners, in-house counsel, PTAB administrative law...more

From Federal Procedure Rules to State Bar Association Rules —Lawyers Need Tech Skills to Remain Competent

by Butler Snow LLP on

Today, amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate, Civil, Criminal, and Bankruptcy Procedure go into effect. Based on these amendments, litigators may want to brush up on their tech skills. In fact, litigators may be...more

ABA Seeks to Combat Discrimination, But Clients May Hold the Keys to Progress

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

We normally devote our small corner of the internet to updating you on the latest developments with the goal of helping employers do the right thing, most often from a legal compliance standpoint, but occasionally from a...more

Professional Responsibility Abroad: Your Rules Follow You

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

A California litigation attorney recently asked me if he could represent his American friend living in France. French law can be divided into two main categories, droit privé (private law) and droit public (public law). The...more

Attorney impairment is on the rise; here's how to fight back

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Attorneys work long hours under intense pressure. Because stress levels are high, attorneys often look for ways to blow off steam, leading to a "work hard, play hard" motto for those in the practice of law. When months of...more

D.C. Adopts Screening of Laterals, But Adds Delayed or No Notice Exception

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals, in Order No. M-242-12 of Oct. 8, has adopted amendments to RPC 1.10 that will allow firms who hire lateral lawyers to screen those lawyers in order to prevent imputation of their...more

How and Why I Went for It

by Baker Donelson on

In August, I assumed the role of Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Litigation. With 400,000 members, the ABA is the largest volunteer professional association in the world, and the Section is the largest ABA...more

ABA Panel Tackles Meeting M&A Client Expectations

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Recently the American Bar Association Section of International Law in partnership with the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA) held a conference entitled “Successful Transactions – What In-House Counsel Expect...more

Lawyers and Social Media: Ethical Considerations, Problems and Pitfalls

Social media provides an extraordinary means not only to communicate and share information, but also to obtain information that may lead to incriminating, exculpatory and impeachment evidence for use in discovery and at...more

Does This New ABA Report Signal Change For Law Schools?

by Bloomberg Law on

Aug. 9 (Bloomberg Law) -- Brian Leiter, professor at the University of Chicago Law School, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about the American Bar Association's recent report on the state of legal education in America. ...more

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