Focusing on the ethical issues associated with the use of technology by legal professionalsMon, 29 Apr 2013 01:07:04 +0000http://wordpress.org/?v=2.0.7enVermont Lawyers May Use SaaS Solutions to Store and Manage Client Information
http://www.legalethics.com/?p=512#commentsWed, 25 Jul 2012 02:41:58 +0000PeterkConfidentialityElectronic FilesComputer UseVermontCloudhttp://www.legalethics.com/?p=512Vermont lawyers can utilize Software as a Service (”SaaS”) in connection with confidential client information, property, and communications, including for storage, processing, transmission, and calendaring of such materials, as long as they take reasonable precautions to protect the confidentiality of and to ensure access to these materials. Vermont Advisory Ethics Opinion 2010-6.
http://www.legalethics.com/?feed=rss2&p=512Vermont issues opinion on metadata
http://www.legalethics.com/?p=467#commentsWed, 07 Oct 2009 15:35:26 +0000prfhricikMeta-dataVermonthttp://www.legalethics.com/?p=467Vermont Bar Association Professional Responsibility Section Opinion 2009-1 concluded that a lawyer could “search” for metadata, but may have an obligation to notify the sender of the existence of the metadata pursuant to Rule 4.4(b)
]]>http://www.legalethics.com/?feed=rss2&p=467Lawyer websites are “advertising” within the meaning of the Vermont Rules of Professional Conduct
http://www.legalethics.com/?p=387#commentsTue, 16 Jan 2001 02:05:59 +0000PeterkWebsitesAdvertisingAttorney-client relationshipDisclaimersE-mailVermonthttp://www.legalethics.com/wordpress/2001/01/15/lawyer-websites-are-advertising-within-the-meaning-of-the-vermont-rules-of-professional-conduct/Lawyer websites are “advertising” within the meaning of the Vermont Rules of Professional Conduct. Opinion 2000-04. Lawyers must comply with the applicable requirements of Rules 7.1 and 7.2 concerning accuracy and record-keeping. Unless the information on the Web site is directed to persons or groups whom the lawyer knows to be in need of legal services and with whom the lawyer does not have a family or prior professional relationship, the Web pages need not include the words “Advertising Material” otherwise required by Rule 7.3(c). It is advisable for the lawyer to use carefully worded disclosures and disclaimers to clarify the purposes and value of the information on the Web site and in the lawyer’s e-mail responses to questions generated by the Web site. However, the use of disclaimers will not necessarily preclude the formation of a lawyer-client relationship and its attendant ethical responsibilities, “in” particular circumstances.
]]>http://www.legalethics.com/?feed=rss2&p=387Vermont Professional Responsibility Board Decisions
http://www.legalethics.com/?p=379#commentsMon, 09 Nov 1998 03:03:32 +0000PeterkEthics OpinionsVermonthttp://www.legalethics.com/wordpress/1998/11/08/vermont-professional-responsibility-board-decisions/Vermont Professional Responsibility Board Decisions are available online.
]]>http://www.legalethics.com/?feed=rss2&p=379Vermont Advisory Ethics Opinions
http://www.legalethics.com/?p=378#commentsMon, 09 Nov 1998 03:02:39 +0000PeterkEthics OpinionsVermonthttp://www.legalethics.com/wordpress/1998/11/08/vermont-advisory-ethics-opinions/Vermont Advisory Ethics Opinions are available online.
]]>http://www.legalethics.com/?feed=rss2&p=378Vermont Rules of Professional Conduct
http://www.legalethics.com/?p=377#commentsMon, 09 Nov 1998 03:00:42 +0000PeterkRules of ConductVermonthttp://www.legalethics.com/wordpress/1998/11/08/vermont-rules-of-professional-conduct/The Vermont Rules of Professional Conduct are available online. The Legal Information Institute offers another copy.
]]>http://www.legalethics.com/?feed=rss2&p=377Vermont Bar Association
http://www.legalethics.com/?p=376#commentsMon, 09 Nov 1998 02:59:57 +0000PeterkBar AssociationVermonthttp://www.legalethics.com/wordpress/1998/11/08/vermont-bar-association/The Vermont Bar Association website is available online.
]]>http://www.legalethics.com/?feed=rss2&p=376Vermont lawyer websites are subject to applicable ethics rules
http://www.legalethics.com/?p=386#commentsMon, 09 Nov 1998 01:58:54 +0000PeterkWebsitesAdvertisingDiscussion GroupsChatVermonthttp://www.legalethics.com/wordpress/1998/11/08/vermont-lawyer-websites-are-subject-to-applicable-ethics-rules/Vermont advertising rules apply to Web sites, but the opinion may change with push technology where lawyers can direct information to subscribers. Opinion 97-05 This could raise solicitation and direct mail issues.Internet “home page” is not “directed to a specific recipient” and is similar to a phone book’s “yellow pages.” Importantly, the Vermont Committee stated specifically that it did NOT address the use of push technology, chat rooms, news groups, discussion groups, or other “potentially interactive means of communicating.”