July 23, 2013 in Cloud, Confidentiality, Connecticut, Electronic Files, Internet Use, Security by PeterK
Lawyers may use cloud services in their practice but must be conscientious to comply with the duties imposed by the Rules to knowledgeably and competently maintain confidentiality and supervisory standards.
July 23, 2013 in Advertising, Ohio, Solicitation by PeterK
Ohio lawyers can use text messages to solicit employment from prospective clients as long as the layer complies with advertising and solicitation rules and other potentially applicable statutes and regulations.
May 15, 2013 in Advertising, Arizona, Attorney-client relationship, Confidentiality, Conflicts, Fee sharing by PeterK
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
April 24, 2013 in Advertising, Arizona, Domain Names, Internet Use by PeterK
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).
April 24, 2013 in California, Cloud, Internet Use by PeterK
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 clientâ€™s matter, are conducted
April 24, 2013 in California, Internet Use, UPL by PeterK
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.
April 10, 2013 in Cloud, Confidentiality, Electronic Files, Internet Use, Virginia by PeterK
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