This e-book is for legal professionals, lawyers and paralegals who have a professional obligation to maintain client confidentiality. It is a brief look at some of the issues technology use in law practice can raise for legal professionals. I first wrote this as a resource for lawyers attending a course put on by my employer. The specific professional rules I have in mind are Canadian, but the confidentiality issues are, I think, universal.
I am not a practicing lawyer. I started in a legal technology software company before law school, clerked at a large law firm for a few years, and went straight into working with legal information and technology. I’ve been managing library and information teams for the past 20 years.
This text is a free resource, to be read or reused as a basis for your own resource.
This text is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. I hope others will add and customize for their own purposes and share their customizations with anyone who can benefit from them. In particular, because of the universality of the issues, it would be relatively easy to customize for another jurisdiction by making some minor changes to rule references.