Connecticut Bar Association Informal Opinion 2013-07

Professional Ethics Committee 

Question Addressed by the Committee:

“whether it is permissible under the Rules of Professional Responsibility for a lawyer to use cloud computing in the practice of law.”

From the Opinion:

“Lawyers may use cloud services in their practice to promote mobility, flexibility, organization and efficiency. However, lawyers must be conscientious to comply with the duties imposed by the Rules to knowledgeably and competently maintain confidentiality and supervisory standards. The Rules require that lawyers make reasonable efforts to meet their obligations to preserve the confidentiality of client information and to confirm that any third-party service provider is likewise obligated.”


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