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Lawyer Ethics When Storing Files in the Cloud (Live Replay from November 17, 2021)

Description

Most files are now stored in the "cloud," a global network of servers that store files for organizations of every size, including law firms. Many applications, including word processing, email and billing software packages that are used daily by lawyers and law firms, are also stored and used in the cloud. This dramatic shift in the way files are created, modified, stored, and shared has substantial implications for law firms.

The first is a duty of competence requirement that lawyers understand how the technology they employ works and how it might impact client communications and confidentiality, among many other issues.

This program provides a practical guide to ethical issues when lawyers and law firm store and create files in the cloud.

  • Technology competence as an ethical duty of competence
  • Ethical benchmarks and diligence for ensuring file and communication confidentiality in the cloud
  • Mobile access – issues when the cloud is used via smartphone or tablet
  • What if your client uses the cloud but you do not?
  • Attorney-client privilege issues when using the cloud to communicate
  • Internal policies – ensuring law firm security supplements cloud security

Contributors

  • Matthew Corbin

    Matthew Corbin is Senior Vice President and Executive Director in the Professional Services Group of AON Risk Services in Kansis City, where he consults with the company's law firm clients on professional responsibility and liability issues. Before joining AON, he was a partner with Lathrop & Gage, LLP, where he was a trial and appellate lawyer handling professional liability, commercial, business tort, employment, construction, insurance, and regulatory matters. Before entering private practice, he served as a judicial clerk to Judge Mary Briscoe of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Mr. Corbin earned his B.A. from the University of Kansas and his J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law.

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  • Mark A. Webster

    Mark A. Webster is Vice President and Director in the Professional Services Group of AON Risk Services. He consults with the company's law firm clients on professional responsibility and liability issues. Before joining AON, he was a partner with Lathrop & Gage, LLP, where he had an extensive real estate transactions practice.

    Mark received his B.A. from the University of Kansas and his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Lawv School.

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July 11, 2022
Mon 1:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 0M

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