Barry Temkin co-authored “ABA Remote Work Guide Raises Bar For Atty Tech Know-How” in Law360 (subscription required) with Jennifer Goldsmith, vice president of professional liability claims at Ironshore, discussing ABA Ethics Opinion 498, a new opinion containing guidance regarding ethical issues that arise for lawyers working remotely. Addressing the need for the preservation of client confidentiality, particularly as seen over the past year of the pandemic when many attorneys have found themselves working from home, the Opinion highlights the duties of competence, confidentiality, and supervision, as mandated in Rules 1.1, 1.6, 5.1 and 5.3 of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Responsibility, as well as the need for technological training.

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