Lack Of Rules Burden Attys Practicing Online, Expert Says

Law360, New York (August 15, 2013, 7:41 PM EDT) -- Without a clear bar or court direction on the ethical and jurisdictional boundaries for lawyers working “virtually,” attorneys who cross state borders online should use common sense and even excess caution when it comes to marketing and client confidentiality, an expert urged in a Thursday seminar.

“In the old days, it was all about physical presence, and if you weren't licensed in Iowa but went to Iowa a few times for a client, no big deal,” said Thomas Spahn of McGuireWoods LLP, who led the  teleseminar....
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