Manav Gupta, Blockchain for dummies

Author provides details to better understand blockchain technology and its potential for streamlining business operations.   The full text can be downloaded at…

Allen Kathir, Alexander Hastings, and Edward Rippey, Preserving Privilege: Important Steps Before, and During, Discovery to Maximize Protections and Minimize Costs

Information Law Journal, Vol. 6, Issue 2, Autumn 2015 From the article Privilege protections encourage full and candid communication between legal counsel and clients. These communications plainly serve a valuable role — but, protecting privileged communications during discovery can become one of the most time consuming and expensive elements of large-scale e-discovery projects. And, in […]

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Robert A. Barrer, Ethical Implications & Best Practices for Use of Email

Author discusses and provides Best Practices to help regular users of email to be more efficient and avoid embarrassing and ethically questionable conducts. Source:New York Legal Ethics Reporter The full text is available at http://www.newyorklegalethics… New York Rules of Professional Conduct: 4.4(b) Mentioned ethic opinions: ABA Comm. on Ethics and Prof. Responsibility, Formal Op. 99C413 […]

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Ronald D. Rotunda, Applying the Revised ABA Model Rules in the Age of the Internet: The Problem of Metadata

52 Hofstra Law Review 175 (2013); Chapman University Law Research Paper No. 13-17. Available at SSRN: From the author’s abstract “When lawyers receive a document — whether hard copy or an electronic document — that they know the adversary sent them inadvertently (for example, a fax or email mistakenly sent to an adversary […]

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Ernest Sasso, E-Mail and Client Confidentiality

[Note: date of publication unclear] From the Article: “Question No. 1: Is it necessary—for either ethics, privilege, or liability purposes—to encrypt communications on the Internet, except for matters so important that any threat of interception must be avoided? Question No. 2: Must lawyers communicate with or about clients on the Internet using only encryption software? […]

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Sara Rittman, E-Mail Communications With Clients And E-Mail Disclaimers

Missouri Supreme Court Advisory Committee & Legal Ethics Counsel NOTE: date of publication unclear   From the Article: “An attorney should consult with a client before communicating with the client by unencrypted e-mail. It is not necessary to obtain express consent but it is necessary to consult with the client about the risks of communicating […]

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Metadata Ethics Opinions Around the U.S.

By Legal Technology Resource Center of the ABA The Legal Technology Resource Center has composed a chart of ethics opinions from the several American jurisdictions dealing with metadata. The chart lists the answer given by the several opinions to the following questions: “What is the Sender’s Duty When Transmitting Metadata?” “May the Recipient Review or […]


David G. Ries and John W. Simek, Encryption Made Simple for Lawyers, GPSolo Vol. 29 No. 6 (Nov./Dec. 2012)

A publication of the American Bar Association   From the Article: “Encryption is a topic that most attorneys don’t want to touch with a ten-foot pole, but it is becoming a more and more important part of security. Encryption is an electronic process to protect data. It has now reached the point where all attorneys […]

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