The Legal Profession Found the Twenty-First Century: Ignorance is bliss no longer

August 12, 2012 // 0 Comments

As a profession, lawyers and bar associations are notoriously slow to change.  Last week, the American Bar Association considered and adopted updates to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct that govern lawyers.    The legal profession has found its way into the Twenty-First Century and clients will benefit. The American Bar […]

The Dangers of Do-It-Yourself eDiscovery: A Warning to Lawyers and Business Leaders.

January 21, 2012 // 0 Comments

The goal of eDiscovery is to acquire relevant electronically stored information (ESI) and admit relevant and useful ESI into evidence. While ESI may be used for other purposes, such depositions or settlement negotiations, if the ESI is not gathered properly, it will not be admissible into evidence. Such a result […]

ABA Issues Formal Opinion 08-451 Outlining SOPs for Outsourcing Litigation Services

August 28, 2008 // 0 Comments

On Monday, the American Bar Association (ABA) Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility released a statement regarding a new ethics opinion (Formal Opinion 08-451), which concludes that U.S. lawyers can outsource legal and nonlegal work provided that they adhere to ethics rules regarding competence, supervision, protection of confidential information, […]