Law firms are responsible for protecting their client information including attorney-client privileged communications, intellectual property, and payment and personally identifiable information. The ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct mandates that law firms have proper cybersecurity measures in place, including:
Not sure how to set up appropriate cybersecurity measures according to the ABA Model Rules? Below are the top five steps that we’ve identified to make sure that your law firm has a sound cybersecurity program in place that will meet American Bar Association standards.
Surprisingly, according to a survey by the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA), many law firms have been slow to address security risks:
However, it is critical that small and midsize law firms establish a cyber security solution for the following reasons: