Ethics of Cloud Computing for Lawyers, Security and Tips, Subject of New ABA Book
CHICAGO, Jan. 30, 2012 – As more businesses move their information technology systems into the cloud, lawyers need to ask if cloud computing is right for their firm. Cloud Computing for Lawyers, a new book from the American Bar Association Law Practice Management Section, features a discussion of cloud computing fundamentals; an overview of legal cloud computing products; and step-by-step instructions for implementing cloud computing in one’s practice—including practical tips for securing data. This book will help lawyers:
- Understand the current state of cloud computing technology;
- Weigh the risks and benefits of cloud computing;
- Evaluate legal cloud computing applications like law practice management, billing, time tracking, e-mail and e-discovery software;
- Consider the ethical considerations of storing client data in the cloud; and
- Maintain security and privacy for online data.
Cloud Computing for Lawyers is written by Nicole Black, an author, blogger and speaker based in Rochester, N.Y. Black is also the founder of lawtechTalk.com, a company that educates lawyers about technology issues and provides legal technology consulting services.
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The ABA Law Practice Management Section is a professional membership organization providing resources for lawyers and other legal professionals in the core areas of the business of practicing law—marketing, management, technology, and finance—through its award-winning magazine, webzines, educational CLE programs, website and publishing division. For more than 30 years, LPM has established itself as a leader within the legal profession by producing ABA TECHSHOW, the world’s premier legal technology conference and expo, and through its publishing arm, which has more than 90 titles in print.
With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.
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Editor’s note: Review copies are available by sending an e-mail to Lindsay Dawson at Lindsay.Dawson@americanbar.org. If you publish a review of this book, please send tearsheets or a copy for our files to Lindsay Dawson, American Bar Association, Book Publishing, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654.