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Ethical Considerations for a Virtual Law Office

july 2018 bar bulletin

By Sherry Bosse Lueders

What defines a virtual law office, and as such, what are the ethical considerations that accompany the use of one? A virtual law office does not mean the same thing for everyone, including attorneys who self-identify as practicing law in a virtual law office.

For example, the 2016 American Bar Association Legal Technology Survey Report revealed that 74 percent of solo attorneys, but only 57 percent of attorneys overall, believed that the lack of traditional office space defines a virtual law practice.1 Is a virtual law office determined by the lack of traditional office space, the absence of any face-to-face contact with...

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