Kevin Conneran, Beyond Technophobia: Lawyers’ Ethical and Legal Obligations to Monitor Evolving Technology and Security Risks

21 Rich. J.L. & Tech. 9 (2015) Author argues that because of the evolving security risks brought by e-mail, Internet, and cloud computing, lawyers must reassess their ethical duties of competence and confidentiality. Ignorance of technology may lead to violations

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James M. Altman, Inadvertent Disclosure and Rule 4.4(b)’s Erosion of Attorney Professionalism

Author discusses why “Rule 4.4(b) provides no immediate protection to confidential information in the inadvertently disclosed document”. Mentioned Rule: 4.4(b) New York Code of Professional Responsibility The full text of the document is available at http://www.bryancave…

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Peter Geraghty, Cybersecurity and the use of emerging technologies, Part 1 and Part 2

YourABA 2014 The article discusses the following topics: Email: To encrypt or not to encrypt? Reference to ABA Formal Opinion 99-413, 11-459  and 11-460; North Carolina Opinion 2012-5 (2012) Portable devices. Reference to California State Bar Opinion 2010-179 Cloud Computing. Reference to

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Ravel, the visual legal research system

The ABA published an interesting article on Ravel (, a new way to do legal research. The main idea is a different presentation of the search results: rather than displaying only a list of text entries, Ravel draws a visual

Louise Lark Hill, Symposium on Legal Ethics for the Transactional Lawyer: Technology – A Motivation Behind Recent Model Rule Revisions, 40 N. Ky. L. Rev. 315 (2013)

Excerpt: “After several years of work, in May 2012, the American Bar Association Commission on Ethics 20/20 (‘Ethics 20/20’) presented proposals for updating the Model Rules of Professional Conduct (‘Model Rules’) ‘to keep pace with social change and the evolution

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