Flying in the Clouds: A Safety Checklist

July 23, 2014 in Cloud, Electronic Files, Internet Use, Security

Law Technology News published an article that reviews ethical and technical issues to consider when using cloud services. (

Lawyer Reviewing Jurors’ Internet Presence

May 6, 2014 in ABA, Internet Use, Social Networking

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LegalZoom Gets OK From South Carolina Supreme Court

April 25, 2014 in Internet Use, UPL, Websites

The South Carolina Supreme Court ruled that LegalZoom’s services do not constitute the unauthorized practice of law. See summary at 3 Geeks and a Law Blog.

Technology and Judicial Ethics

April 17, 2014 in Internet Use, Social Networking, Websites

This paper by David Hricik was written for judges to assist them in understanding: their obligations concerning Facebook and other social networking sites, including “friending” lawyers; the confidentiality of email,
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Law Firms Pressed on Cybersecurity

April 2, 2014 in Internet Use, Security

A growing number of big corporate clients are demanding that their law firms take more steps to guard against online intrusions that could compromise sensitive information as global concerns about
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Proposed California Ethics Opinion ESI – Public Comment Sought

March 28, 2014 in California, Cloud, Confidentiality, Electronic Files, Security

California’s Proposed Formal Opinion Interim No. 11-0004 considers: what are an attorney’s ethical duties in the handling of discovery of electronically stored information?  The opinion interprets rules 3-100, 3-110, 3-210,
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Florida Reconsiders Ethics Opinion 87-11 Regarding Electronic Signatures

January 28, 2014 in Electronic Files, Florida

The Professional Ethics Committee voted on January 24, 2014, to reconsider Florida Ethics Opinion 87-11 to address changes to Rule of Judicial Administration 2.515 regarding electronic signatures. 

Which Companies Are Encrypting Your Data Properly?

November 20, 2013 in Cloud, Confidentiality, Electronic Files, Security

Dropbox is one that EFF identifies as employing best practices for encryption.