Going Global Could Create Ethical Snags For Lawyers

Law360, New York (October 12, 2010, 3:52 PM EDT) -- As lawyers expand their practices around the world, technological innovations and globalization could outpace existing ethical rules for such things as confidentiality and attorney-client privilege, leaving attorneys vulnerable to civil liability.

Picking up on the worries, the American Bar Association has created an ethics commission to review how other countries' laws and regulations could affect U.S.-licensed attorneys in hopes of getting some answers to the ethical questions currently nagging the profession.

“We now live and work in a world in which there is globalization,” said Laurel...
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