Arizona attorneys are discouraged from using Groupon and Internet marketing vouchers to market their practices

May 15, 2013 in Advertising, Arizona, Attorney-client relationship, Confidentiality, Conflicts, Fee sharing

State Bar of Arizona Ethics Opinion 13-01 addressed whether an Internet marketing voucher or coupon sold by a lawyer for legal representation is consistent with the Arizona Rules of Professional
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Cloud Services — DropSmack

April 28, 2013 in Cloud, Electronic Files, Internet Use, Security

An interesting article describing the use of DropSmack to target networks via DropBox. In addition to broader considerations lawyers should consider before using cloud services, developments like this highlight the
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Lawyers may use .org suffix in domain name.

April 24, 2013 in Advertising, Arizona, Domain Names, Internet Use

For-profit Arizona law firms may use the .org domain name suffix as long as the website is otherwise not false or misleading. See Arizona Ethics Op. 11-04 (December 2011).

California lawyers may operate virtual law practices in the cloud

April 24, 2013 in California, Cloud, Internet Use

California lawyers may maintain a virtual law office in the cloud where communications with the client, and storage of and access to all information about the client’s matter, are conducted
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Oregon allows attorneys and agents to access private social media data in certain circumstances

April 24, 2013 in Internet Use, Oregon, Social Networking

Oregon lawyers may access publicly available information on social networking sites, can request access to non-public information if the person is not represented by counsel in the matter, and may
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California lawyer can use unfair competition law against online legal service provider

April 24, 2013 in California, Internet Use, UPL

A California lawyer’s lawsuit against on online legal service provider alleging unauthorized practice of law withstood a demurrer. See Law Offices of Mathew Higbee v. Expungement Assistance Services, Cal. Ct.
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Virginia issues ethics opinion regarding a virtual law office and the use of the cloud

April 10, 2013 in Cloud, Confidentiality, Electronic Files, Internet Use, Virginia

Virginia lawyers must take care using a virtual law office or shared executive suite.  Virginia Legal Ethics Opinion 1872 (March 29, 2013). When a lawyer is using cloud computing or any
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Virginia lawyers must include advertising disclaimer when blogging about a completed case.

March 1, 2013 in Advertising, Blogs, Virginia

In Hunter v. VA Bar, No 121472 (February 28, 2013), the Circuit Court of the City of Richmond held that a lawyer’s blog about a completed case was commercial speech and
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