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Massachusetts Lawyers May Use Cloud/SaaS Services

July 24, 2012 in Cloud, Confidentiality, Electronic Files, Massachusetts by PeterK

A lawyer generally may store and synchronize electronic work files containing confidential client information across different platforms and devices using an Internet based storage solution, such as “Google docs,” so
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Lawyers receiving unsolicited e-mails from prospective clients via website must hold information received in confidence

June 7, 2007 in Attorney-client relationship, Confidentiality, Conflicts, Disclaimers, Massachusetts, Websites by PeterK

In the absence of an effective disclaimer, a lawyer who receives unsolicited information from a prospective client through an e-mail link on a law firm website must hold the information
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Law firms may provide third party vendors with access to confidential client information

March 25, 2004 in Confidentiality, Internet Use, Massachusetts by PeterK

A law firm may provide a third-party software vendor with access to confidential client information stored on the firm’s computer system for the purpose of allowing the vendor to support
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Massachusetts lawyers may use unencrypted e-mail with a client

February 22, 2000 in Confidentiality, E-mail, Massachusetts by PeterK

The Committee on Professional Ethics of the Massachusetts Bar issued an opinion (#00-01) in January 2000 on the use of unencrypted Internet e-mail. Like the ABA and other opinions on
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Lawyers should not discuss confidential information on a cellular telephone

March 16, 1999 in Confidentiality, Massachusetts by PeterK

Lawyers should not discuss confidential information on a cellular telephone if there is any nontrivial risk that such information may be overheard by a third party, whether that third party
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Massachusetts Ethics Opinions

November 8, 1998 in Massachusetts by PeterK

Opinions of the MBA Committee on Professional Ethics published since 1973 are available online. You may browse opinions by year using the left navigation, or use a keyword search.

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Massachusetts Rules of Conduct

November 8, 1998 in Massachusetts, Rules of Conduct by PeterK

Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct are available online. The Legal Information Institute offers a separate copy.