ABA Formal Opinion 95-398

Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility – Formal Opinion 95-398

Topics: Access of Nonlawyers to a Lawyer’s Data Base

Digest of the Committee:

A lawyer who gives a computer maintenance company access to information in client files must make reasonable efforts to ensure that the company has in place, or will establish, reasonable procedures to protect the confidentiality of client information. Should a significant breach of confidentiality occur, the lawyer may be obligated to disclose it to the client.”

Rule 1.18


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