Can Lawyers Use The Cloud? Should Lawyers Use The Cloud?

cloud

Extract from article by Jeff Bennion published by Above The Law

I think that cloud computing is one of the biggest technology revolutions in recent history. It gives us the ability to share large files, backup and sync files across multiple computers, and undelete things. As a solo, it’s not just a convenience, but it also has huge implications for me – I can grow my practice or shrink my practice without having to buy storage servers and enter into IT maintenance contracts. I can also access my cloud-stored files remotely from my phone or from home and spend less days in the office.

As we all know, the way lawyers store our confidential files is highly regulated. Cloud storage means that your files are stored on someone else’s server in some other location and you remotely access those files. So, can you or should you do that? Is it ethical to store your highly confidential files in someone else’s office? The answer is mostly yes.