Attorney Confidentiality in the Cyber Age
In today’s world most lawyers use computers, the internet, cloud storage, e-mail, text messaging and portable devices that can access all of these technological wonders. These devices and modalities have become an integral part of the practice of law. While generally a boon to lawyers they are not without their pitfalls. They have allowed us to collect a tremendous amount of data that can be used in the representation of our client but has also created the potential where this data can be inadvertently disclosed, to the detriment of not just our client but to our law office.
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Reprinted with permission from: Elder Law and Special Needs Law Journal, Spring 2015, Vol.25, No. 2, Published by the New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, NY 12207