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Category Archive for: Ethics and Rules of Professional Conduct

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

Even more states now require attorneys to keep up with technology as part of the duty of competent representation. (Now more than half require it).

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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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E-Discovery & Legal Ethics – What to Do About It Part 4: Meeting and Conferring with Opposing Counsel

The fourth in a series examining ediscovery concepts addressed in legal ethics opinions. This post examines meaningful ediscovery meet and confer sessions.

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