Confidentiality

  • So These Two Lawyers Walk Into A Bar . . . .

    …, and we the decide to do something crazy. Like actually leave the office and go get a coffee. Or have a cocktail. Or grab lunch. Insanity! It is natural–almost inevitable–that our work will come with us too, as we wander about in pairs. How could it not? Even without the help of technology, we attorneys have a tendency to get so caught up…

    Michael E. Mccabe Jr./ IPethics & INsights- 19 readers -
  • To Encrypt, Or Not To Encrypt, That Is The Question

    … breaches, including published attacks at white shoe firms like Cravath Swaine & Moore and Weil Gotshal & Manges. According to The Wall Street Journal, the goal of the hackers in those cases was to obtain information to facilitate insider trading. Second, cybersecurity costs money. And the culture in many law firms is to resist infrastructure…

    Michael E. Mccabe Jr./ IPethics & INsights- 17 readers -
  • Lawyers Need To Know When It’s Time To Shut Up

    …, restaurants, elevators, and even while riding in the Amtrak “quiet” car. One of the most fundamental ethical duties a lawyer owes to her client is the duty of confidentiality. ABA Model Rule of Professional Conduct 1.6 provides that, with limited exceptions that do not apply in the context of any of the examples above, a lawyer “shall not reveal information…

    Michael E. Mccabe Jr./ IPethics & INsights- 28 readers -
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