New Resource: Legal Ethics in a Digital Context

July 7, 2021

The Canadian Bar Association (CBA)’s Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee has prepared new guidance on legal ethics in technology.

Technology has become an important part of contemporary legal practice. Lawyers should be able to recognize when using technology is needed to provide a legal service effectively and understand how to use technology responsibly and ethically.

This document canvasses a wide range of issues from technological competence, data security, virtual work practices, online marketing and social media (all through a lens of a lawyer’s ethical obligations). Those that teach legal ethics/professional responsibility may find it a helpful resource to share with students when covering technology issues.