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Texas restricts who may be a law firm’s CIO

An ethics opinion out of Texas has received lots of criticism by deciding that non-lawyers cannot be chief technology or information officers in a law firm. The decision is already being reconsidered, according to sources, based on the outcry it has received – and we must agree; restricting the ability of a law firm to […]

Are there any Texas ethical opinions on cloud-computing?

Texas has not issued any opinions specifically dealing with cloud computing; however, the Professional Ethics Committee of the state has issued certain opinions that raise parallels to the subject and support its propriety. Opinion Number 572 (2006), deals with the duty of an attorney using an independent copy service.  Although cloud-computing raises additional issues not […]