Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Iowa State Bar Association Committee on Ethics and Practice Guidelines Ethics Opinion 11-01

Iowa specifically considered “software as a service” (Saas) in Ethics Opinion 11-01.  In holding that the attorney would need to do due diligence in using any Saas, the opinion gave “basic guidance” in the forms of questions that should be asked:

Legal issues; including, but not limited to, the track record of the company, where it is located, choice of law and venue.
Financial Obligation
Password Protection and public access
Data Encryption

Iowa attorneys can be confident in Online Legal Software.  Our contract makes clear that your data is yours.  As a US-based company, with over twenty years of providing software to attorneys, our track records speaks for itself.  Online Legal Software doesn't play games with random choice of law, or venue clauses, or impose onerous obligations to cancel or retrieve your data, in the unlikely event of cancellation.  Most importantly, we ensure your data is secured; with bank-level encryption and password-protected access.  You don’t have to worry with us.

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