In 2017, hundreds of thousands of computers in 150 countries in a matter of hours were infected with a virus, locking the computers and demanding a …Quick Steps for Lawyers to Improve Cybersecurity and Protect Client Data
From NW Sidebar:
In 2020, there was a 435 percent increase in ransomware as compared to 2019. How can you avoid a cyber security breach? Follow these six steps:
- Install security patches and software updates immediately
- Use firewalls
- Download and activate anti-malware software
- Require two-factor authentication
- Use encryption
- Protect email
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Like most workplaces, law firms faced an unprecedented situation in 2020 that has continued into 2021. First, they had to implement a system for …Back to the Office After COVID-19: How are Law Firms Preparing for It?
On December 16, 2020 the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility issued Formal Opinion 495. Here is the synopsis:
Lawyers may remotely practice the law of the jurisdictions in which they are licensed while physically present in a jurisdiction in which they are not admitted if the local jurisdiction has not determined that the conduct is the unlicensed or unauthorized practice of law and if they do not hold themselves out as being licensed to practice in the local jurisdiction, do not advertise or otherwise hold out as having an office in the local jurisdiction, and do not provide or offer to provide legal services in the local jurisdiction. This practice may include the law of their licensing jurisdiction or other law as permitted by ABA Model Rule 5.5(c) or (d), including, for instance, temporary practice involving other states’ or federal laws. Having local contact information on websites, letterhead, business cards, advertising, or the like would improperly establish a local office or local presence under the ABA Model Rules.
The opinion does not address confidentiality, use of technology, or other issues that may arise in remote working situations. Read the full opinion here.
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