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California’s opinion on cloud-computing by attorneys

Given its position as one of the prime information technology centers of the country, it is unsurprising that the State Bar of California has weighed in on the ethical use of cloud computing systems by attorneys. California addressed the issue in the context of a larger opinion of electronic devices and communications; in Formal Opinion No. […]

California to look at the idea of limited licenses for non-attorneys

We previously told you about the NYC bar’s recommendation that non-attorneys be licensed to help deal with un-met legal needs.  Now comes important news out of our most populous state, California, that they are recommending the same thing. On the one hand, there is undeniably a large segment of the population that has legal service […]

California gives the OK to Virtual law offices (VLOs)

California has already given the formal OK to using cloud-based systems, such as Online Legal Software, in an attorney’s practice.  Now in a new formal opinion, 2012-184, the State Bar of California Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct has gone further and OK’d the use of virtual law offices. A virtual law office is […]

State Bar of California Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct Formal Opinion 2010-179

Given its position as one of the prime information technology centers of the country, it is unsurprising that the State Bar of California has weighed in on the ethical use of cloud computing systems by attorneys. California addressed the issue in the context of a larger opinion of electronic devices and communications; in Formal Opinion […]