Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Vermont Bar Association Opinion 2010-6


The Vermont bar Association, in opinion 2010-6, agreed with the national consensus regarding use of the cloud; holding that usage of Saas is fine, so long as the attorney takes reasonable precautions to protect the confidentiality of the data and ensure access to the materials.  

Online Legal Software understands these responsibilities.  Our usage of bank-level encryption and password-protected access ensures your data remains safe and uncompromised.  While no provider can guarantee 100% up-time, that is our goal, so you can relax in the knowledge that you’ll be able to use your information anywhere and anytime you have an internet connection.   

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Pennsylvania Bar Association Committee on Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility Formal Opinion citing Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct 1.0, 1.1, 1.4, 1.6, 1.15, and 5.3


The Pennsylvania Bar Association Committee on Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility, in Formal Opinion 2011-200, came to a similar conclusion as did the other states that have considered the issue, holding that Pennsylvania attorneys may use the cloud, as long as (1) all such materials remain confidential, and (2) reasonable safeguards are employed to ensure that the data is protected from breaches, data loss and other risks.

Online Legal Software understands the responsibilities inherent in providing solutions to law firms; with over twenty years’ experience in the legal software field and commitments to data security and confidentiality – including bank-level encryption and password-protected access

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Oregon State Bar Formal Opinion citing Oregon Rules of Professional Conduct Rules 1.6 and 5.3


Oregon addressed the issue of third-party vendors in Formal Opinion No. 2011-188.  

In consensus with other states, Oregon said that use of online service providers was fine, so long as reasonable steps are taken to ensure that client data is secure and confidential.  Online Legal Software understands this requirement and does take these steps.  Your data is encrypted with bank-level security, while access is limited only to those users you designate.

Friday, February 1, 2013

North Carolina State Bar Formal Ethics Opinion citing Rules 1.6, 1.15, and 5.3 of the North Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct


The North Carolina State Bar, in 2011 Formal Ethics Opinion 6, held in agreement with other states that have examined the issue: Saas is fine, so long as the attorney uses reasonable care is used to minimize the risks of inadvertent disclosure of confidential information and protect the security of client information and files.  Online Legal Software understands these concerns and is committed to ensuring that North Carolina attorneys can be confident in their use of our system.  We use bank-level security and encryption to ensure your data is secure, while password-protection and limited accessibility ensure your data is for you and you alone.