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ABA writes new detailed electronic ethics opinion

The American Bar Association on May 11 released a highly detailed ethics opinion on the confidentiality and security of electronic client communications.
Opinion 477 updates the prior ABA opinion on electronic security, which dated from 1999 (yes, you read that right). Opinion 477 is basically an expanded discussion of the impli ... (full story)


Insurance company refuses to cover law firm ransomware losses, gets sued

Ah, ransomware! To thee we sing.
Even if you haven’t been aware of ransomware (and all readers of this column are, of course), the recent news of a worldwide ransomware attacks probably registered somewhere, vaguely, in the back of your mind. Therefore, I’m going to assume at this point that you know what it is. No mo ... (full story)


AT&T v. FCC may determine the future of net neutrality

With all of the controversy surrounding the new head of the FCC’s attitudes toward “net neutrality,” a court case out in California lurks behind the shadows of this issue, and may have more of a role in determining the future of net neutrality than the FCC itself.
Brian Fung, the Washington Post’s tech wri ... (full story)


Make sure e-signatures and docs are secure

Ok, so now we are all doing e-signatures, correct?
But are they actually secure? Hard to say. Here are some guidelines to help ensure that the e-signatures and their underlying e-documents are as secure as possible. (Thanks to Legal Technology Today).
First, make sure that both the document being signed and its underlying tec ... (full story)


How Office 365 can help small practices

The folks at Solo Practice University (.com) are recommending Microsoft’s Office 365 as a “glue” app that can hold a solo or small practice together, saying it is “about time” to move over to this productivity suite if you haven’t already done so. Putting everything under one roof, so to speak, el ... (full story)