by Peter

Proposed California state bar opinion offers guidance regarding blogs as lawyer advertising

February 25, 2015 in Advertising, Blogs, California, Websites by Peter

California’s Interim Formal Opinion 12-0006 suggests that advertising ethics rules should apply to law firms and lawyers that publish blog posts as part of their website. See the interim opinion
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by PeterK

Proposed California Ethics Opinion ESI – Public Comment Sought

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

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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by PeterK

California lawyers may operate virtual law practices in the cloud

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 client’s matter, are conducted
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by PeterK

California lawyer can use unfair competition law against online legal service provider

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.
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by PeterK

Social Networking Communications By California Lawyers

January 10, 2013 in Advertising, California, Social Networking, Websites by PeterK

Material posted by an attorney on a social media website is subject to professional responsibility rules and standards governing attorney advertising if that material constitutes a “communication” within the meaning of
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Autocomplete Causes Misdirection: Court Disqualifies Recipients

January 3, 2011 in Attorney-client privilege, California, Confidentiality, E-mail, Internet Use, Privacy by David Hricik

The story with a link to the court’s order disqualifying the lawyers who read the misdirected e-mail is here.

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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by PeterK

Lawyers may disclaim owing a duty of confidentiality to website visitors

June 2, 2006 in Attorney-client relationship, California, Confidentiality, Websites by PeterK

A lawyer who provides web site visitors a means for electronic communication may effectively disclaim owing a duty of confidentiality to web-site visitors only the lawyer’s disclaimer is in sufficiently
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