Archive for July, 2013

Professor Lerner and Clinic Present to the California State Bar


On July 9th, 2013, Professor Jack Lerner and Summer 2013 Clinic Interns, Michael Frank, Michelle Lee, and Diana Wade presented “What the NSA Surveillance Revelations Mean for the Ethics of Cloud Computing ” to the State Bar of California’s Cyberspace Law Committee. The presentation outlined the advantages and disadvantages of cloud computing for attorneys, as well as the different legal vectors by which the government can obtain electronic communications. The presentation further highlighted possible complications to the duties of competency and confidentiality and proposed steps attorneys should take when deciding whether to adopt a cloud computing service for their law firm. We concluded by discussing the requirement of due diligence when adopting cloud services in light of government surveillance activity and duties confidentiality.



USC Gould School of Law
©2017 USC Intellectual Property and Technology Law Clinic