Commission on Law & Technology


The Cloud


This paper provides an overview and summary of leading practices and practical considerations presented to Delaware lawyers and law firms seeking to utilize "cloud" technology within the practice of law. Applicable rules of the Delaware Lawyers Rule of Professional Conduct ("DLRPC") are reviewed and discussed.


Law firms should determine if usage of the cloud to store firm/client files is permissible. As the Rules of Professional Conduct require protecting the confidentiality of client information, using the cloud to store information raises a concern as to whether the information is protected from being viewed. Law firms need to consider the risks involved in cloud storage solutions and have a definitive position communicated to the attorneys and staff of the firm.


Articles


"Cloud Computing 101," by Brian S. Legum, Esq.
DSBA Bar Journal
| Fall 2014
This article originally appeared in the October 2014 issue of The Journal of the Delaware State Bar Association, a publication of the Delaware State Bar Association. ©2014 Delaware State Bar Association. All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission.


"Today's Forecast: Clouds Appearing Everywhere," by Brian S. Legum, Esq.
DSBA Bar Journal
| July/August 2015
This article originally appeared in the July/August 2015 issue of The Journal of the Delaware State Bar Association, a publication of the Delaware State Bar Association. ©2015 Delaware State Bar Association. All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission.