Published in The Advocate (2011)


Computers and the Internet have profoundly changed the mechanics of the practice of law. Client communication; legal research; and document drafting, storage and transmittal are increasingly paper free. This electronic revolution has greatly increased efficiency, productivity and convenience in law offices. However, at the same time, this shift to digital tools has also complicated many traditional ethical considerations for those in the legal profession, and these advances in technology give rise to several issues that may be governed by rules of professional conduct.