Focusing on the ethical issues associated with the use of technology by legal professionalsMon, 29 Apr 2013 01:07:04 +0000http://wordpress.org/?v=2.0.7enNew York Lawyers May Use Groupon to Market Legal Services
http://www.legalethics.com/?p=508#commentsWed, 04 Jan 2012 00:50:42 +0000PeterkWebsitesAdvertisingComputer UseNew Yorkhttp://www.legalethics.com/?p=508A lawyer may market legal services on a “deal of the day” or “group coupon” website
provided that the advertising is not misleading or deceptive and makes clear that no lawyer-client
relationship will be formed until the lawyer can check for conflicts and competence to provide the
services.See Opinion 897 (Dec 13, 2011).
http://www.legalethics.com/?feed=rss2&p=508New York State Bar Issues Ethics Opinion on Cloud Storage
http://www.legalethics.com/?p=489#commentsThu, 16 Dec 2010 03:19:49 +0000PeterkElectronic FilesNew YorkCloudhttp://www.legalethics.com/?p=489A lawyer may use online cloud providers to store and back up client files provided that the lawyer takes reasonable care to ensure that confidentiality will be maintained in a manner consistent with the lawyer’s obligations under Rule 1.6. Additionally, the lawyer should stay abreast of technological advances to ensure that storage remains sufficient to protect the client’s data and should monitor the laws of privilege to ensure that the online storage will not cause loss or waive privilege. See N.Y.S.B.A. Eth. Op. 842 (Sept. 10, 2010).
]]>http://www.legalethics.com/?feed=rss2&p=489New York Professional Standards for Attorneys
http://www.legalethics.com/?p=155#commentsTue, 30 Nov 1999 05:00:00 +0000PeterkNew YorkRules of Conducthttp://www.legalethics.com/wordpress/2007/02/01/new-york-code-of-professional-responsibility/The New York Rules of Professional Conduct effective April 2009. Additional Professional Standard resources are available from the State Bar.
]]>http://www.legalethics.com/?feed=rss2&p=155NY St. Bar Ass’n Approves Gmail Use Despite Contextual Ad Scanning
http://www.legalethics.com/?p=452#commentsSun, 14 Sep 2008 14:54:28 +0000David HricikConfidentialityWebsitesE-mailInternet UseAttorney-client privilegeNew YorkPrivacyRules of ConductBar AssociationDisciplineEthics WallsMalpracticehttp://www.legalethics.com/?p=452The New York State Bar Association concluded that lawyers could use gmail and comply with the duty of confidentiality despite the fact that email is ’scanned’ by Google to place contextual ads. The committee warned that this sort of unthinking, automated review was proper, but not human review. N.Y. St. B. Ass’n. Comm. Prof. Eth. Op. 820 (Feb. 8, 2008).
]]>http://www.legalethics.com/?feed=rss2&p=452New York City Bar Association Addresses Electronic File Copying and Retention
http://www.legalethics.com/?p=450#commentsWed, 27 Aug 2008 15:21:09 +0000David HricikElectronic Filese-DiscoveryAttorney-client relationshipE-mailComputer UseNew YorkEthics OpinionsBar Associationhttp://www.legalethics.com/?p=450In Formal Opinion 2008-1 (July 2008), the Committee on Professional and Judicial Ethics of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York addressed various issues concerning the organization, delivery, and the ability to charge clients for delivery of electronic files after the end of a representation. An earlier Wisconsin opinion on the same subject is here.
]]>http://www.legalethics.com/?feed=rss2&p=450New York County Bar Association Addresses Metadata
http://www.legalethics.com/?p=445#commentsSun, 20 Apr 2008 17:10:37 +0000David HricikMeta-dataElectronic FilesE-mailNew YorkEthics OpinionsMalpracticehttp://www.legalethics.com/?p=445Another opinion, this one from the New York County Bar Association (New York County Lawyers’ Ass’n Comm. of Professional Ethics, Op. 738 (March 24, 2008)), suggests that lawyers should not look for metadata (again, we’re not talking in the discovery context). The opinion is here.
]]>http://www.legalethics.com/?feed=rss2&p=445New York law firm adapt websites to comply with new advertising rules
http://www.legalethics.com/?p=153#commentsSat, 03 Mar 2007 19:48:45 +0000PeterkWebsitesAdvertisingNew Yorkhttp://www.legalethics.com/wordpress/2007/03/03/new-york-law-firm-adapt-websites-to-comply-with-new-advertising-rules/A New York Times article describes how large New York law firms are modifying their website home pages and otherwise complying with new advertising rules.
]]>http://www.legalethics.com/?feed=rss2&p=153New York modifies lawyer advertising rules
http://www.legalethics.com/?p=154#commentsWed, 10 Jan 2007 19:48:48 +0000PeterkWebsitesAdvertisingNew Yorkhttp://www.legalethics.com/wordpress/2007/01/10/new-york-modifies-lawyer-advertising-rules/A redline version of the new lawyer advertising rules effective February 1, 2007, is available online from the New York State Unified Court System website.
]]>http://www.legalethics.com/?feed=rss2&p=154Lawyers may not use the services of a website that forwards inquiries from potential clients to subscribing lawyers
http://www.legalethics.com/?p=285#commentsSun, 12 Nov 2006 22:04:47 +0000PeterkLawyer Referral ServicesWebsitesAdvertisingNew YorkSolicitationhttp://www.legalethics.com/wordpress/2006/11/12/lawyers-may-not-use-the-services-of-a-website-that-forwards-inquiries-from-potential-clients-to-subscribing-lawyers/Lawyers may not use the services of a website that forwards inquiries from potential clients to subscribing lawyers. Opinion 799 (September 29, 2006). While websites may be used for advertising purposes, they can not, in exchange for a fee, carry out activities that in a non-web setting would constitute prohibited solicitation or referral
]]>http://www.legalethics.com/?feed=rss2&p=285Nassau County Bar Association Ethics Opinions
http://www.legalethics.com/?p=290#commentsSat, 04 Mar 2006 22:29:30 +0000PeterkNew YorkEthics Opinionshttp://www.legalethics.com/wordpress/2006/03/04/nassau-county-bar-association-ethics-opinions/Nassau County Bar Association Ethics Opinions are available online.