Kennedy-Mighell Report

Legal Ethics and Cybersecurity

Since 2009, the FBI has warned that law firms have cybersecurity problems with potentially far-reaching consequences. Changes to ethical rules, as a result of the American Bar Association’s Ethics 20/20 effort, have clarified that keeping up with technology is a component of attorney competence. Where do ethics rules and cybersecurity measures intersect? In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss cybersecurity in the context of legal ethics, how ethical rules place demands on lawyers to take security measures, and practical approaches to the vital issue of cybersecurity.