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Category Archive for: Ethics and Rules of Professional Conduct

Must Lawyers Supervise the Robots? (The Legal Ethics of AI)

Do lawyers have an ethical duty to supervise artificial intelligence (AI) if they use it? Indeed they do.

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UPDATED: Lawyers’ Duty of Technology Competence By State [Infographic]

Most states now require attorneys to keep up with technology as part of the duty of competent representation.

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Is Using Box the Same as Leaving Documents on a Park Bench? (Nope).

Is uploading info into file sharing sites without password protection the same as leaving it on a park bench? One judge thought so but another disagreed.

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A Privilege to Serve? Attorney-Client Privilege, In-House Counsel & Whistleblowing

A conflict is brewing between state and federal courts involving in-house counsel, whistleblowers and the use of attorney-client privileged information.

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E-Discovery Ethical Conundrums (In-House Counsel Edition)

A look at a few rules of professional conduct that might apply when in-house counsel must deal with e-discovery projects.

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California Legal Ethics Update: State Bar Opinion on Attorney Blogging

Is attorney blogging a “communication” subject to rules regulating attorney advertising? The State Bar of California weighs in.

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The Legal Ethics of Cloud Computing & SaaS

When utilizing cloud computing and SaaS, ethical rules require lawyers to protect client confidences and conduct due diligence into cloud services used.

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E-Discovery & Legal Ethics – What to Do About It Part 7: Producing ESI

The last entry in a series examining e-discovery concepts addressed in legal ethics opinions. This article examines producing ESI in a recognized format.

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E-Discovery & Legal Ethics – What to Do About It Part 6: Data Searches

The sixth in a series examining e-discovery concepts addressed in recent legal ethics opinions. This article discusses e-discovery search techniques.

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E-Discovery & Legal Ethics – What to Do About It Part 5: Protecting ESI Integrity During Collection

The fifth in a series about e-discovery concepts addressed in legal ethics opinions. Protecting metadata and ESI integrity during collection is examined.

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