Downloading Technology in Legal Practice: ABA Formal Opinion 477

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Today’s tech tools, including mobile devices, cloud computing and social media, punctuate a new era of legal service. With these tools lawyers are able to better serve clients through increased efficiency and responsiveness. But technology has also introduced new risks to legal practice.

Law firms, like other businesses, are increasingly at risk for data incidents that target client confidences. After all, case management and litigation databases maintained by law firms serve as repositories for confidential, sensitive information of clients. Additionally, client information is routinely transmitted from those repositories to clients and third parties through email and other tech tools.

Read the June 19, 2017 Minnesota Lawyer article by Bryan Feldhaus.