Lawyers are pretty interested in privacy matters. In fact, most lawyers are experts in the area of privacy. That’s why as practice management service providers in the cloud, we get so many questions about privacy and security as it relates to the use of cloud-based applications.
As with any other business these days, totally abstaining from the cloud is not an option, as such an approach would put a legal practice in a decidedly competitive disadvantage. The cloud just has too much to offer in terms of cost, convenience and capability. The legal profession’s response then, from both the various legal societies across the nation and the individual legal firms within each jurisdiction, has been to review Canadian law with respect to privacy, set some guidelines for use and carry out due diligence when it comes to selecting specific online services.
The modern smartphone and, to a lesser extent, the tablet have become indispensable tools in the management of your practice.
Such power, mobility and convenience, however comes with some security vulnerabilities that can be somewhat mitigated with a few security practices that should become part of your professional life. In todays world practice management is carried out almost entirely with laptops and mobile phone and both these devices are predominantly wireless.
Practice management and legal accounting software such as uLaw, PcLaw and others, contain all your client and business data. You will want to take extreme care to protect yourself and your business in this capable but vulnerable wireless world. Let us examine in this article the potential problems and remedies that you can take to reduce risk.
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When a solo practitioner first begins representing clients it can appear to be quite easy to avoid conflicts of interest. After all, if you’re just beginning and your law firm is relatively new, it’s highly likely your client base is small enough that the potential for problems to arise may be quite negligible.
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