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The Cloud: Ethical Obligations for Lawyers in the Modern Era III

Discovery Digest – Q4 2012

While lawyers have always grappled with ethical dilemmas, those have changed significantly in the 21st century. In the third part of our series on Ethical Obligations in the Modern Era, we look at the issues that attorneys face around records management, protecting data and litigation holds for data stored in the cloud. We also explore how state bar associations are beginning to weigh in on these issues. Along with maintaining client trust and avoiding judicial sanctions, lawyers must educate themselves about their ethical obligations to be sure they do not face issues that could threaten their own professional standing.

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