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3 New Technology Positions Finding a Foothold in Modern Legal

Source |2017-06-27T00:20:51-07:00Jun 12th, 2017|Categories: Post|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Technology’s impact on the legal industry is spurring a growing market for new in-house Talent — and its not just in e-discovery or cybersecurity. At Legalweek West’s “New Roles in IT for Law Firms and Legal Departments,” speakers shed light on several new and less-noticed jobs currently blooming at law firms and legal departments -- innovation officers, data scientists, and Knowledge Management/ Client Solutions Project Analyst (the last one is so 2000 but always important).

ABA Updates Guidance on Client Electronic Communication Confidentiality

Source |2017-07-20T09:59:27-07:00May 17th, 2017|Categories: Post|Tags: , |

New ABA opinion on electronic communications: A fact-based analysis means that particularly strong protective measures, like encryption, are warranted in some circumstances. See Among other things, lawyers should understand the nature of the threat and how client confidential information is transmitted & stored; use reasonable electronic security measures; determine how to protect electronic communications; label confidential information, train legal professionals, and conduct vendor due diligence.

ACC Issues Guidelines for Law Firm Cybersecurity Measures

Source |2017-06-27T19:22:38-07:00Mar 29th, 2017|Categories: Post|Tags: , , |

The ACC developed a Model Information Protection and Security Controls for Outside Counsel Possessing Company Confidential Information (“Model Controls”) to help in-house counsel as they set/manage expectations regarding the types of data security controls vendors should employ to protect client confidential information. Worth a read. Reminds me of a short checklist I provided a few years back regarding cloud computing that was more focused on information security requirements as legal professionals consider working with vendors (

Cybersecurity: Changing Landscape and Opportunities

Source |2017-06-26T18:55:38-07:00Dec 1st, 2016|Categories: Resource|Tags: , |

This ACC webcast examined key developments in cybersecurity law and policy with a look at proposals for new state-level regulations, draft model laws, and ever-tightening requirements for breach notification and response in the US and abroad. The discussion also offered some practical tips on ways that organizations – regardless of size – can take advantage of opportunities to improve their cybersecurity posture through thoughtful participation in sector-specific, regional, and cross-government initiatives.

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