March 30, 2020

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

(Updated March 30, 2020) In 2012 the American Bar Association amended Comment 8 to Model Rule of Professional Conduct 1.1 (Duty of Competence) to address changes […]
August 15, 2019

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

Lawyers know the ethical obligations they owe clients require them to supervise the people that help them (like paralegals, clerks and vendors). But what about “the […]
October 31, 2017

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

If you upload files without password protection to a file sharing site (such as Box.com or Dropbox), is it the same as leaving documents on a […]
January 23, 2017

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

An interesting conflict is brewing in some state and federal courts involving whistleblowers and the attorney-client privilege–specifically the use of privileged information by in-house counsel whistleblowers. […]
January 9, 2017

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

  Although most rules of professional conduct are geared toward lawyers in private practice, they also apply to in-house counsel. This is true even when corporate […]
August 15, 2016
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The Legal Ethics of Cloud Computing & SaaS

According to the American Bar Association 2015 Techreport, 31% of American lawyers utilize cloud computing or software as a service (SaaS) in their practice. We at […]
December 7, 2015

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

  This is the last entry in a series of articles examining e-discovery concepts addressed in legal ethics opinions, such as State Bar of California Opinion CAL […]
November 2, 2015
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E-Discovery & Legal Ethics – What to Do About It Part 6: Data Searches

This is the sixth in a series examining electronic discovery concepts addressed in recent legal ethics opinions, such as State Bar of California Opinion CAL 2015-193,  relating […]
October 16, 2015
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E-Discovery & Legal Ethics – What to Do About It Part 5: Protecting ESI Integrity During Collection

This the fifth in a series of posts examining e-discovery concepts addressed in legal ethics opinions, such as State Bar of California Opinion CAL 2015-193,  relating to […]