Association Sets New Cloud Security Standards for Legal
March 17, 2016
Vendors Release Peer-Reviewed Security Doctrine at ABA TECHSHOW 2016
Chicago, IL, March 17, 2016 – The Legal Cloud Computing Association released the first set of cloud security standards crafted specifically for the legal industry today at ABA TECHSHOW.
Cybersecurity and protection of privileged client data are paramount concerns today in the legal industry. Additionally, the ABA Model Rules impose a duty on lawyers to use reasonable efforts to prevent unauthorized access to client data and made related changes to address the advances of technology. The LCCA has issued 21 standards to assist law firms and attorneys in addressing these needs.
Version 1.0 of the standards was created after the association’s initial draft was opened to a 30-day public comment period. The standards were also reviewed by an expert panel of advisors including: Craig Ball, board certified trial lawyer, certified computer forensic examiner, law professor and electronic evidence expert; Chad Burton, Burton Law LCC and CuroLegal; Adriana Linares, LawTech Partners; Kelly Twigger, ESI Attorneys LLC and eDiscovery Assistant™; Antigone Peyton, Cloudigy Law PLLC and member of the Sedona Conference; and Jonathan Redgrave, Redgrave LLP and Chair Emeritus at The Sedona Conference Working Group 1.
The completed LCCA Security Standards are public for all to review at: http://www.legalcloudcomputingassociation.org/standards/.
“We’ve received feedback on these standards from attorneys, bar associations, law societies, law firms, and leading technology companies,” said Jack Newton, President of the LCCA. “Each gave their support for the LCCA’s efforts to organize standards that help with law firms’ security.”
Compared favorably to the Sedona Conference’s e-discovery efforts in Above the Law, the LCCA is becoming a central authority on cybersecurity in legal technology. The association will continue to research and adjust the Cloud Security Standards to meet emerging concerns surrounding confidential information.
“There’s a reason we’re referring to this as ‘version 1.0’ of the LCCA Security Standards: technology must constantly evolve to meet new threats, and so too will these standards. The LCCA will help the legal industry stay prepared and secure,” added Newton.
Newton said the LCCA has recently been approached by many potential new members ranging from Fortune 500 technology titans to emergent “legaltech” startups, and expects to make new membership announcements shortly. Interested legal technology companies can apply via the LCCA’s website.
About the Legal Cloud Computing Association:
Formed in 2010, The Legal Cloud Computing Association (LCCA) is the collective voice of the leading cloud computing software providers for the legal profession. The LCCA’s inaugural members consist of Clio (Themis Solutions, Inc.), DirectLaw, Inc., NetDocuments Inc., Nextpoint, Inc., Onit, Inc., and Rocket Matter, LLC. To find out more about the LCCA, visit http://www.legalcloudcomputingassociation.org/.
Clio is the most comprehensive cloud-based practice management platform for the legal industry. With the help of the cloud, Clio eases the process of time tracking, billing, administration, and collaboration for law firms of all sizes. Based in Vancouver, B.C. and launched in 2008, Clio is used by legal professionals in over 50 countries. Clio has raised $27 million from investors including Bessemer Venture Partners. Learn more at www.clio.com.