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Washington State Lawyers May Use the Cloud to Store Client Information

November 5, 2012 in Cloud, Confidentiality, Electronic Files, Security, Washington by PeterK

Washington State lawyers may use the cloud to store confidential client information provided that they take appropriate due dligence regardig the online provider and its services. The opinion lays out
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Lawyers need to consider several aspects of duty of confidentiality for inquiries through a web site

January 17, 2007 in Advertising, Confidentiality, Conflicts, Disclaimers, Solicitation, Washington, Websites by PeterK

Lawyers must consider confidentiality and other ethical issues associated with inquiries they receive through a website. Informal opinion 2080 (2006).

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Washington lawyers may not participate in a proposed online for-profit referral service

January 6, 2007 in Lawyer Referral Services, Washington, Websites by PeterK

Washington opinion 2106 (2006) addresses several ethical concerns raised by a lawyer’s propsed participation in an online for-profit referral service.

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Washington Bar and SEC exchange views on effect of the SEC’s Sarbanes-Oxley regulations on Washington lawyers’ obligations under the Washington Rules of Professional Conduct

August 3, 2003 in Confidentiality, Washington by PeterK

An interesting exchange between the Washington State Bar and the SEC regarding the interplay between Sarbanes-Oxley Section 307 and the Washington Rules of Professional Conduce 1.6. The State’s Special Committee
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Lawyer may participate with a for-profit Internet entity that provides users access to list of lawyers willing to provide services for fixed fees or lower rates

April 10, 2002 in Advertising, Fee sharing, Lawyer Referral Services, Washington, Websites by PeterK

A Washington lawyer is not prohibited from entering into an agreement, such as that required by the for profit Internet entity that operates a Web site providing users of the
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Lawyers are responsible for ensuring that all communications made in a Web based directory concerning the lawyer and the lawyer’s services are truthful and are otherwise in compliance with the Rules of Profesional Conduct

March 17, 2002 in Advertising, Lawyer Referral Services, Washington, Websites by PeterK

Washington lawyers may use out-of-state Internet lawyer referral services that operate in a similar fashion to Martindale-Hubbell legal directory. Informal opinion 1955 (2001) Lawyers are  responsible for ensuring that all
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Lawyers may use website to allow clients to produce estate planning documents via the Internet

March 6, 2001 in Confidentiality, Washington, Websites by PeterK

A proposed lawyer web site that allows clients to have estate planning documents produced via the Internet appears to comply with confidentiality provisions of Washington rule 1.6. Informal opinion 1916 (2000).

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Proposal by Washington lawyer to participate as owners of Internet company raises ethical concerns

February 7, 2001 in Advertising, Confidentiality, Fee sharing, Washington, Websites by PeterK

Proposal by a Washington lawyer participate as owners in a company, in which other owners are presumably not lawyers, to market the firm’s legal services through a Web site raises
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