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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Connecticut lawyers using the cloud must comply with duties to maintain confidentiality and supervise

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.
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Arizona attorneys are discouraged from using Groupon and Internet marketing vouchers to market their practices

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
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Virginia issues ethics opinion regarding a virtual law office and the use of the cloud

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
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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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Iowa Lawyers May Use SaaS [Cloud] Services

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

Iowa Lawyers May Use SaaS [Cloud] Services provided that they consider the access to the data, conduct appropriate due diligence regarding the SaaS provider, the cost of the service, and
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Maine Lawyers May Use Third Party [Cloud] Services to Process and Store Electronic Files

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

Main lawyers may store and synchronize electronic work files containing confidential client information. Maine Ethics Opinion #194 (June 30, 2008).  Processing of firm data may include transcription of voice recordings
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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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