In some way or the other, it seems we will be dealing with a mix of closed offices, semi-open offices, and fully open offices for quite some time to come. The natural thought would probably be to postpone any investment plans directly associated with your physical office space. We can empathize if you have that feeling in these months.
Client and case confidentiality is a key tenet of any law firm. The privilege of confidentiality fosters trust between attorneys and clients. Duties related to confidentiality, such as the attorney-client-privilege, assure clients are open and honest with their representation so lawyers can provide the best advice.
The challenges of complete confidentiality abound both outside and inside of the office. Attorneys, of course, know not to discuss sensitive or privileged information regarding clients or cases in public places. However, the offices, conference rooms, hallways, and reception desks of the firm are all also hot beds for potential information leaks.
There are three key steps law firms can take to ensure total client confidentiality in every corner of the firm.
Today, more and more law firms are turning to cloud computing to help manage practical operations such as billing, compiling documents, preparing presentation materials, and case and file management.