Illinois State Bar Association Opinion 16-06

ISBA Professional Conduct Advisory Opinion No. 16-06

Chicago Author:NMC


Topic: Confidentiality; Conflicts of Interest


Digest of the ISBA:

A lawyer may use cloud-based services in the delivery of legal services provided that the lawyer takes reasonable measures to ensure that the client information remains confidential and is protected from breaches. The lawyer’s obligation to protect the client information does not end once the lawyer has selected a reputable provider.


Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct mentioned in the opinion: 1.1, 1.6, 5.1 and 5.3 Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 1.1, Comment 8 (amended effective Jan. 1, 2016)


Mentioned Ethics Opinions:


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