Louisiana State Bar Association Public Opinion 06-RPCC-008

Rules of Professional Conduct Committee

Topic: Lawyer’s Use of Technology

Conclusion of the Committee:

“A lawyer must consider the benefits and risks associated with using technology in representing a client. When a lawyer uses technology in representing a client, the lawyer must use reasonable care to protect client information and to assure that client data is reasonably secure and accessible by the lawyer.”

The Opinion provides a list of questions that could be used by lawyers when deciding whether or not to use a particular type of technology or software or service provider.

ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct: Rules 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.6 and 1.15.

Louisiana Rule of Professional Conduct: 1.1(a)6, 1.37, 1.48, 1.69, 1.15(a)10 and 5.3.11.

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