"When Law Meets the Internet," a free article from Clifford Law Offices of Chicago

May 21, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
The Chicago personal injury law office, Clifford Law Offices, announced that it has posted a legal article on their website (http://www.cliffordlaw.com) in an effort to educate the public about legal matters such as those pertaining to computer-based ethical issues.

Discovery in some lawsuits is a very complex process that can involve millions of documents and expose an attorney to ethical questions. Bar associations across the country are wrestling with an evolving discovery process. The computer-based environment in which discovery is increasingly being carried out creates questions not directly addressed by customary discovery protocols. For instance, how should information gathered in a deceptive manner on a social network be treated?

Robert Clifford, the nationally renowned personal injury attorney based out of Chicago, wrote about the attorney's evolving relationship with the internet in a piece for The Chicago Lawyer. In "When the Law Meets the Internet," Clifford discusses how some of the American Bar Association Model Rules of Professional Conduct apply to current computer-based ethical issues. Further, he talks about a 7th Circuit E-Discovery Pilot Program that is focused on reducing the costs of discovery.

Read the full article about computer-based ethical issues.