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In 2012, the ABA amended Comment 8 to Model Rule of Professional Conduct 1.1 (Lawyers Duty of Competence) to address technology competency. The comment now reads: To maintain the requisite knowledge and skill, a lawyer shall keep abreast of changes in the law and its practice, including the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology … (emphasis added).
By Tomas Suros
Some law firms are realizing that the hasty, though necessary, decisions made to facilitate remote work should be revisited or undone. Many of the tools implemented in an emergency are insufficient to withstand the increasing cybersecurity threats law firms are facing today. The good news, though, is that it’s not too late to implement the right tech to protect your firm.
By Joey Seeber
It is no surprise that in this environment many lawyers are prioritizing qualitative factors, such as work-life balance and feeling appreciated and recognized at work, rather than compensation alone when choosing where to work. Why is it no surprise? Because many of their employers began valuing quality over quantity with their ALSPs years ago. And this shift might do even more for your organization.
By John Beardwood and Shan Arora
Part Two In a Series
Part One of this series introduced the history of Canada’s recently introduced Consumer Privacy Protection Act and reviewed the similarities with GDPR, such as data portability, the right not be forgotten, codes of practice, and a safe harbor provision. Part Two analyzes the new compliance requirement of valid consent.
By Marc Lieberstein and Raymond Aghaian
We are increasingly hearing about security breaches, data leaks and other kind of data theft in the franchise world. This is because frequently the franchise systems operate as a connected mass of franchisees all of whom collect, store and transmit a diverse array of consumer and personal data to the franchisor. In other words, franchisors and franchisee make a nice easy target for cyber theft.