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The Use of Technology in Your Practice

Social media, cloud computing, smartphones, metadata… These are just some of the technologies being used by lawyers and their clients. In this presentation, presenters discussed lawyers’ duty to safeguard their clients’ confidences and the threats associated with today’s technologies, as well as, practical tips for using these technologies in your practice. The discussion also addressed recent ethics opinions and changes to the ABA Model Rules regarding technology.

Topics included:

  • Duty of Confidentiality
  • Safeguarding Client Property
  • Electronic Communications
  • Using the Cloud
  • Understanding Metadata
  • Issues for Securing Data for Mobile Devices

Use the media player below to listen to the presentation by John Palmeri and Heather Kelly to the Colorado Bar Association in October 2013.

Click here to download a copy of the presentation materials.

Click here to download a copy of the related chapter “Technology and Duty of Confidentiality” from Lawyers’ Professional Liability in Colorado.