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Competence & Confidentiality: Practice in the Post-Information Age

This presentation was given by Catherine Sanders Reach, Director of Law Practice Management and Technology for the Chicago Bar Association. Catherine discusses how providing competent representation now means not only having legal knowledge, but also technological skill in safeguarding electronic information.

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Competence & Confidentiality: Practice in the Post-Information Age

  1. 1. Rule 1.1 Lawyer’s Duty of Competence Rule 1.6 Confidentiality of Information Rule 5.3 Responsibilities Regarding Nonlawyer Assistance Rule
  2. 2. Bd. Of Bar Overseers Office of the Bar Counsel, Public Reprimand No. 2013-21 (Oct. 9, 2013) Iowa Supreme Court Atty. Disciplinary Bd. v. Wright, 840 N.W.2d 295, 301-04 (Iowa 2013) In re Anonymous, 6 N.E.3d 903, 907 (Ind. 2014) In re John A. Goudge, 12PR0085 In the Matter of Cynthia E. Collie, Appellate Case No. 2012-213164 (South Carolina (Oct. 17, 2013)
  3. 3. • 18 states – so far as we know • Cropping up since 2006 • Topics include 3rd party access to electronic data, safekeeping property in electronic format, extranets, web-based email, SaaS, and “the Cloud”
  4. 4. Thanks! Catherine Sanders Reach, Director Chicago Bar Association Law Practice Management & Technology Phone: 312-554-2070 Follow me @catherinereach •