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Ethics In The Tech Age: What Every Lawyer Should Consider

Law360, New York (April 1, 2015, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In light of recent changes to the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, what are a lawyer’s ethical duties arising from new technology? And what should a lawyer know about technology?

Model Rules’ Technology and Confidentiality Amendments

In light of new technology and evolving security concerns, the ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20 submitted to the ABA House of Delegates a Resolution and Report on Technology and Confidentiality.[1] To guide lawyers regarding the use of technology, the commission proposed, and the ABA House of Delegates approved, amendments to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct. The amendments changed Model Rules 1.6 (Confidentiality of...

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