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Duty of Confidentiality and Seeking Legal Advice

Proposed Formal Opinion Interim No. 09-0001B considers: May an attorney disclose client confidences to her own attorney to evaluate a wrongful discharge action against her former firm and, in pursuing her claim, may she or her attorney publicly disclose those client confidences?

Virtual Law Office

Proposed Formal Opinion Interim No. 10‑0003 considers: May an attorney maintain a virtual law office practice (“VLO”) and still comply with her ethical obligations, if the communications client, storage of access to all information about client’s matter, are conducted solely through internet using secure computer servers third-party vendor (i.e., “cloud computing”).