How Technology Is Changing Attorney’s Duties Under the Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct

In this article by Michael Kraemer of Kraemer, Manes & Associates, the author addresses the amendments the Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct in 2013 which require attorneys to keep abreast of both the benefits and risks associated with technology and its impact on their case. The author highlights Rule 1.6 which obligates an attorney to safeguard client information and the importance of ensuring that that the requirement is applied to technology and social media in particular, so that client information is not divulged electronically. The author notes that that lawyers “can no longer claim technology ignorance when safeguarding client information” as the Rules amendments specifically “spell out” a lawyer’s obligation with respect to technology and the safeguarding of client information.

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