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Legal Cloud Computing : More State Bar Ethics Opinions Vote Yes

As Bob Ambrogi blogged yesterday in Two New Legal Ethics Opinions Suggest Clear Skies Ahead for Cloud Computing, North Carolina and Pennsylvania are joining the ranks of state bars giving a “reasonable care” blessing to the use of Software as a Service in law firms:

Two new ethics opinions in recent weeks on lawyers’ use of the cloud add further weight to what has so far been the consensus of state ethics panels–that it is ethical for lawyers to store client documents in the cloud and use cloud-based applications, provided the lawyers take reasonable safeguards to ensure the safety and security of the data.

At Rocket Matter, we’ve played an active role in responding to comments to North Carolina and the ABA as part of the Legal Cloud Computing Association, which we helped found.

Read North Carolina’s Proposed 2011 Formal Ethics Opinion 6:
Subscribing to Software as a Service While Fulfilling the Duties of Confidentiality and Preservation of Client Property.

Read Pennsylvania’s Ethical Obligations for Attorneys Using Cloud Computing/Software as a Service While Fulfilling the Duties of Confidentiality and Preservation of Client Property