August 19, 2014 Articles

Ethics Resources for Your Virtual Office

You must be able to spot the circumstances in which either an active-file or a forensic approach is needed.

By David Dobin

Whether you are a new lawyer entering the legal profession by hanging out your own shingle or joining a law firm, at some point you will face the issue of creating or working in a “virtual office.” The virtual office can range from going paperless to using cloud-computing websites and software. No matter the extent of your, or your firm’s, use of the virtual office, at some point you may need to learn the capabilities of certain types of technology used in the practice of law and the ethical rules involved in those technologies.

The list of resources below is by no means exhaustive, but it can provide a good starting point.

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