Moving Your Practice to the Cloud, Safely and Ethically
Date: Thursday, June 20, 2013
Format: Live Webinar
Duration: 90 minutes
1:00 PM-2:30 PM Eastern
12:00 PM-1:30 PM Central
11:00 AM-12:30 PM Mountain
10:00 AM-11:30 AM Pacific
Recent technological advances have dramatically changed how attorneys store, retrieve and access client data. Perhaps no area has seen greater changes than “cloud computing,” which refers to software and other services that store information on a computer or server that is not located at a lawyer’s physical office. As a result, cloud computing – which includes smartphones, web-based e-mail such as Gmail, Yahoo!, Hotmail and AOL Mail, and products like Google Docs, Microsoft Office 365 and Dropbox – provides an opportunity to reduce costs, improve efficiency and offer better client service. But cloud computing also raises practical and ethical concerns, including the central question of how and under what circumstances an attorney may ethically store confidential client material in “the cloud.” This program will provide an overview of recent developments in cloud computing, including:
- Ethical considerations and recent ethical guidance opinions
- Questions to ask cloud providers about their data security
- Typical cloud terms and conditions that present ethical problems
- The ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20 recommendations
- Latest technological advances
- Tips for securing client and other data in the cloud
Brett Burney, Principal, Burney Consultants, LLC,Cleveland, OH
Daniel J. Siegel, President, Integrated Technology Services, LLC, Principal, Law Offices of Daniel J. Siegel, LLC, Havertown, PA;
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