Collaboration tools like Slack offer a wealth of information potentially relevant to a litigation or an investigation but can be a nightmare to manage. It is important for practitioners to find a partner that understands these unique challenges as they incorporate Slack data into their ediscovery workflow. DISCO realized adoption of these tools was reaching a tipping point, and developed a specialized approach to Slack data to minimize headaches and maximize insights.
If lawyers want to leverage the power of the cloud for their clients’ needs, can they use software-as-a-service (SaaS) products? Are there any ethical concerns? Well, yes, of course, but they are not prohibitive. In this post, I discuss what ethics opinions require regarding SaaS for attorney competency, preserving confidentiality, safeguarding client property (other than client funds), and responsibility for non-lawyer assistance.
The rise of cloud computing has been one of the most disruptive technologies the legal sector has faced since the introduction of online legal research. Cloud computing is the reality of how law firms and their clients work, and attorneys should have knowledge about software-as-a-service (SaaS) computing to comply with technology competence requirements adopted by 31 states and counting.