California Issues Ethics Opinion on Confidentiality and the Use of E-mail and Technology To Transmit Client Information

December 26, 2010 in Attorney-client privilege, California, Cloud, Confidentiality, E-mail, Internet Use, Privacy, Rules of Conduct, Security by David Hricik

California Formal Opinion 2010-179 outlines the lawyer’s duties when transmitting or storing confidential client information when the underlying technology may be susceptible to unauthorized access by third parties. An attorney’s
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Proposed Texas Rule of Civil Procedure: The Internet is Off Limits, Too, Jurors!

December 16, 2010 in E-mail, Ex Parte Communications, Internet Use, Rules of Conduct, Social Networking, Texas by David Hricik

An article and link to the proposed amendment to emphasize that communication about a case is off limits whether on the Internet or not is here. Trial lawyers should consider
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Kentucky Proposes Fee, Regulation of Social Networking Posts

December 1, 2010 in Advertising, Attorney-client relationship, Internet Use, Kentucky, Rules of Conduct, Social Networking by David Hricik

The article with links to the proposal are here. To avoid getting any Kentucky readers in trouble, please don’t blog about this!

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New York Professional Standards for Attorneys

April 30, 2009 in New York, Rules of Conduct by PeterK

The New York Rules of Professional Conduct effective April 2009. Additional Professional Standard resources are available from the State Bar.

NY St. Bar Ass’n Approves Gmail Use Despite Contextual Ad Scanning

September 14, 2008 in Attorney-client privilege, Confidentiality, E-mail, Ethical Walls, Internet Use, Malpractice, New York, Privacy, Rules of Conduct, Websites by David Hricik

The New York State Bar Association concluded that lawyers could use gmail and comply with the duty of confidentiality despite the fact that email is ‘scanned’ by Google to place
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New Hampshire Adopts Rule Protecting Prospective Clients who Unilaterally Email Law Firms

February 20, 2008 in Attorney-client privilege, Attorney-client relationship, Confidentiality, Conflicts, Disclaimers, E-mail, Internet Use, New Hampshire, Rules of Conduct, Websites by David Hricik

Effective January 1, 2008, New Hampshire adopted a rule that clearly protects persons who, in good faith, e-mail confidential information to a lawyer from having the lawyer use the information
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Wisconsin updates ethics rules, follows many ABA changes

March 6, 2007 in Rules of Conduct, Wisconsin by PeterK

On Jan. 5, 2007, the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued order 04-07 formally adopting changes to Chapter 20, the Rules of Professional Conduct for Attorneys, effective July 1, 2007. The Wisconsin
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Connecticut revises ethics rules, following many ABA updates; new filing requirement effective July 1, 2007

March 6, 2007 in Advertising, Connecticut, Rules of Conduct by PeterK

The Connecticut Rules of Professional Conduct have been modified and adopt many of recent changes adopted by the ABA. A redline version is available from the Connecticut Superior Court. These
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