The Impact of Technological Developments on the Rules of Attorney Ethics Regarding Attorney–Client Privilege, Confidentiality, and Social Media

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Title

The Impact of Technological Developments on the Rules of Attorney Ethics Regarding Attorney–Client Privilege, Confidentiality, and Social Media

Description

This article focuses on the development of the law of ethics and technology. Emphasis is placed on how technological developments have affected the rules and means by which lawyers practice law and certain ethical pitfalls that have developed hand-in-hand with technological advancements. Topics examined include: (1) the ways by which electronic communication has increased the potential for the attorney–client privilege to be waived and the resulting impact on the present-day practice of law; (2) the effect of social media on lawyers’ ethical obligations, including counseling clients regarding the client’s use of social media and the lawyer’s own use of social media; and (3) the impact of cloud computing on a lawyer’s obligation to protect client confidences.

Creator

Pamela A. Bresnahan and Lucian T. Pera

Publisher

St. Mary's Journal on Legal Malpractice and Ethics, St. Mary's University School of Law

Date

2016

Contributor

St. Mary's University School of Law

Rights

Copyright to authors Pamela A. Bresnahan and Lucian T. Pera

Relation

St. Mary's Journal on Legal Malpractice and Ethics

Format

RFC3778

Language

English, en-US

Type

Text

Identifier

Bresnahan_Final-Files.pdf

Files

Bresnahan_Final-Files.pdf

Citation

Pamela A. Bresnahan and Lucian T. Pera, “The Impact of Technological Developments on the Rules of Attorney Ethics Regarding Attorney–Client Privilege, Confidentiality, and Social Media ,” St. Mary's Law Digital Repository, accessed April 27, 2017, http://lawspace.stmarytx.edu/item/Bresnahan_Final-Files.pdf.

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