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Closing the Breach: Law Firm Data Security

While most law firms understand the ethical and regulatory requirements to protect and secure both client and firm-owned information, securing data is not a simple process. Too many firms fall short in considering all impactful factors. Read on for what you should do now to secure your firm's data.

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Data Security Expectations for Law Firms: Guidelines for In-House Counsel

The ACC has released its first-ever guidelines on data security for outside law firms. The new model guidelines, which the ACC developed for in-house counsel to use with their external legal providers, are drafted in such a way that they can easily be used independently or incorporated into a policy or agreement with any outside law firm that handles the company’s sensitive information.

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Good Class Action Notice Boosts Participation and Results in Good Public Policy

Opinions vary widely on the value of class actions in our legal system. What shouldn’t be a matter of debate is that once a class action is settled, there is only one objective – informing class members of their legal rights and, if class members can get money, clearly telling them how to get it. It’s not only good for the settlement, it's good public policy in general. Large pools of unclaimed money going to cy pres can make a settlement look bad and invites objections - but even worse, it deprives class members of what the settling parties and the court have decided they are entitled to.

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