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Exploring Legal Malpractice Exposure Faced by Law Firms and Lawyers from Use of Technology

by Reminger Co., LPA on

The relationship between technology and the practice of law is a paradox at best. Computers, tablets, cell phones, and other forms of technology provide an enormous benefit by permitting the creation, storage, transmission...more

10 Steps to Navigate the Labyrinth of E-Discovery for Small to Mid-Size Firms

by Pessin Katz Law, P.A. on

The practice of exchanging discovery in federal litigation has ballooned to its own cottage industry within the practice of law. Many law firms tout expertise in the practice “Electronic Discovery Law.” Heady conferences...more

Here are Some More Up to Date Fun Facts on Big Data: eDiscovery Trends

by CloudNine on

For many of the webcasts that we’ve conducted at CloudNine this year, we’ve noted several big data fun facts that illustrate the challenges that many organizations face in managing increasing volumes of data. But several of...more

Top Five Takeaways from PREX17

by Zapproved LLC on

Tech, data security and ethics dominate e-discovery conversations heading into 2018 - Every year at PREX, our in-house e-discovery conference, I’m exposed to an impressive array of intriguing new perspectives and creative...more

Ten Items to Keep in Mind When Considering Cloud Providers: Cybersecurity Best Practices

by CloudNine on

In my webcast discussion with Tom O’Connor yesterday, we had a terrific discussion of several pros and cons of both on-premise and off-premise (cloud) eDiscovery technology solutions as well as other factors to consider...more

Wednesday’s ILTACON 2017 Sessions: eDiscovery Trends

by CloudNine on

As noted Monday and yesterday, the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) annual educational conference of 2017 (otherwise known as ILTACON) is happening this week and eDiscovery Daily will be reporting this week...more

Tuesday’s ILTACON 2017 Sessions: eDiscovery Trends

by CloudNine on

As noted yesterday, the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) annual educational conference of 2017 (otherwise known as ILTACON) is happening this week and eDiscovery Daily will be reporting this week about the...more

No Rules, Just Be Right? The ABA's New Technology Ethics Opinion

by JD Supra Perspectives on

On the heels of the recent Petya ransomware attack, which infected DLA Piper's IT systems, a superb analysis by Peter Norman of the ABA's Formal Opinion 17-477R on lawyers' ethical responsibilities when using information...more

What Lawyers Should Know To Avoid Online Scams

According to a February 2017 American Bar Association press release, “cyber-related risks have escalated based on the sensitivity and nefarious uses of that data. Last year, for example, the Manhattan U.S. attorney’s office...more

Cybersecurity Steps Every Lawyer Should Consider

All lawyers face technology threats, ranging from the inconvenient to practice-threatening disasters. From unauthorized access, lawyers risk having confidential information stolen, destroyed or made inaccessible. Hackers...more

Over 80 Percent of Hacking Related Breaches Were Related to Password Issues: Cybersecurity Trends

by CloudNine on

I’ve referred to last year’s Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) in several webcasts lately (including this one) and realized that this year’s report should have already come out by now. Sure enough it has,...more

Want to Find Malware in Your Network Sooner? Listen to Your Network: Cybersecurity Best Practices

by CloudNine on

One of the most telling statistics about cybersecurity and data breaches that we covered during Wednesday’s webcast was from last year’s Verizon Data Breach Incident Report which said that almost 93 percent of breach...more

Encrypting Emails: ABA Issues New Guidance Addressing Security Concerns over Attorney-Client Communications

In May, the American Bar Association (“ABA”) released a Formal Opinion 477, providing guidance on attorney use of emails in communication with clients. In doing so, the ABA has promulgated a new standard when considering the...more

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

by CloudNine on

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

Data Breaches and the Significance of Outside Counsel

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

On May 18, 2017, the Central District of California joined two other district courts (D. Minn. and M.D. Tenn.) in holding that forensic reports resulting from a data breach investigation, conducted at the direction of...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 Opinion on Use of Email for Lawyers

On May 11, 2017, The American Bar Association (ABA) updated its 1999 opinion regarding lawyers’ use of email for communication. Although many state bar associations have issued opinions on electronic communications and the...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

It’s Not the Size That Matters, It’s What You Do With It: eDiscovery Best Practices

by CloudNine on

...We certainly have talked a lot about the impact of Big Data and the Internet of Things on this blog as new challenges presented to today’s attorneys, and they are, but challenges have always existed for attorneys in...more

Law Firms: Updated Cybersecurity Primer And Other Resources

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Several years ago, we published a short primer for law firms intending to provide a brief discussion of key cybersecurity issues, including some helpful steps for safeguarding the client personal and confidential information...more

NYS DFS Cybersecurity Regulations: Should Your Firm be Concerned?

by Prosperoware on

Last week, I looked at the global implications of new European Union regulations, reviewing how a year’s deadline will still cause a scramble to achieve compliance with the GDPR. In the United States, a recently passed...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

GDPR Compliance: The Ticking Time Bomb

by Prosperoware on

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance is not an IT exercise. Cyber security represents a huge risk to firms (records breaches increased 556% in 2016, totaling more than 4 billion) and GDPR is an important...more

Association of Corporate Counsel Issues Guidelines for Law Firm Cybersecurity Practices

by Fisher Phillips on

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) recently released a set of guidelines intended to serve as a benchmark for law firm cybersecurity practices. The guidelines include information retention, return, and destruction,...more

ACC Issues Data Security Guidelines for In-House Counsel to Evaluate Law Firms

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) has issued its first-ever data security guidelines, which outline basic data security measures that in-house counsel can use to evaluate their outside counsel....more

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