LegalEthics.com blog posts from 1996-2016. LegalEthics.com focused on the ethics of technology use by legal professionals.
Indiana lawyers should not use Groupon or similar coupon or daily deal sites to market legal services. See Indiana Ethics Op. 2012-1.
Maryland lawyers can use a third party company to offer discounted services to online customers as long as the lawyer takes steps to ameliorate potential ethical concerns that may be implicated by [...]
Alabama lawyers may not use of websites like Groupon to sell their legal services because it violates the ethics rule against sharing legal fees with nonlawyers, as well as the [...]
Material posted by an attorney on a social media website is subject to professional responsibility rules and standards governing attorney advertising if that material constitutes a “communication” within the meaning of [...]
NY lawyers may not disclose that the client has been reading the opposing party’s client-lawyer e-mails
New York lawyers should not disclose client’s admission that client reading spouses e-mail with opposing counsel unless lawyer knows that such conduct is criminal or fraudulent. NY State Bar Assn Comm on [...]
Washington State lawyers may use the cloud to store confidential client information provided that they take appropriate due dligence regardig the online provider and its services. The opinion lays out [...]
Main lawyers may store and synchronize electronic work files containing confidential client information. Maine Ethics Opinion #194 (June 30, 2008).Â Processing of firm data may include transcription of voice recordings [...]