Bar Bulletin

Bar Bulletin

Ethical Duties to Protect Your Client’s Confidentiality and Data

November 2017 Bar Bulletin

By Jennifer Forquer and Sharon Friedrich

Like it or not, we as lawyers are part of today’s digital world and the Rules of Professional Conduct (hereinafter referred to as the RPCs) are applicable to the digital world. As such, it is increasingly important to have an understanding of the interplay between our ethical obligations to protect client information and the technology that attorneys use every day.

Attorneys collect and ask clients to provide an incredible amount of private and sensitive information. In most cases, this information is collected and stored electronically. Adequately serving clients in this day and age involves having unlimited access to...

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