Technology, Ethics and Professionalism

December 2008
Volume 25, Number 8

Features  |   Columns


E-Mail Disclaimers and E-Mail Security  »
by Daniel S. Coolidge
Simply putting a brainless disclaimer at the end of your e-mails is not a substitute for care, thoughtfulness, and consideration.
Staying Safe with Online Backup and Remote Access Services  »
by Wells H. Anderson
Safeguarding your clients’ electronic information is your ethical duty—and with the tools available today, it’s not that hard to do.
Your Duty If You Discover a Data Breach »
by Eduard F. Goodman
Lawyers who ignore a data breach do so at their own peril and potentially put at risk the very survival of their firm.
Reinventing the Wheel and Charging Your Client to Do It »
by Arthur Garwin
The dusty library was free. The online library is not. May you recoup the costs of online legal research?
Some Limits on Evidence Gathering in the Digital Age  »
by David Hricik and Chase Edward Scott
How do two well–known ethical principles limiting your ability to gather information apply to e-mail and the Internet?
Electronic Records Management in a Small Office  »
by John Montaña
New information management tools can make a lawyer more efficient, more productive, and presumably richer and happier in the bargain—but only if used properly.
Note to Staff: That Computer Is Ours  »
by Todd C. Scott
Implementing an electronic use policy that outlines prohibited activities is a good reminder to the staff that the firm’s electronics belong to the firm.
On Cyberspace, Legal Ethics, and Hunting Wildebeest  »
by Burnele V. Powell
In the age of e-mail and cyberspace, you must organize your conduct and that of your firm to reinforce your commitment to ethics and professionalism.
The GPSolo 2008 Shopping Guide to Holiday Techno-Gifts »
by Jeffrey Allen and Alan Pearlman
The authors give recommendations on everything from computers to cell phones to scanners.


Road Warrior »
by Jeffrey Allen
Safeguarding Your Data on the Road
General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division News »
by Kimberly Anderson
Planning to Succeed
Being Solo »
by David Leffler
Google Stinks
Mac User  »
by Victoria L. Herring
Ditch the Laptop, Bring the iPhone 3G
Sites for Sore Eyes »
by Jim Calloway and Courtney Kennaday
Do-It-Yourself Guide to Legal Ethics
Product Review »
by Jeffrey Allen
Microsoft Office 2008 for the Mac
Product Review »
by David L. Masters and Jeffrey Allen
Adobe Acrobat 9

GPSOLO (ISSN-1520-331X) is published eight times a year (January/February, March, April/May, June, July/August, September, October/November and December) by the ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division, 321 N Clark, Chicago, IL 60654-7598. The magazine is committed to fulfilling the special needs of general, solo, and small firm practitioners. The contents of GPSOLO do not necessarily represent the views of the General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division or the American Bar Association, but are the views of respected members of the profession.

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