Section Newsletter Articles on Confidentiality

Confidentiality orders and filing under seal By Patricia S. Smart Federal Civil Practice, December 2012 The United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Illinois recently revised rules relating to the filing of documents under seal. The District Court for the Northern District also adopted a Model Confidentiality Order earlier this year.
Ensuring client confidentiality with best practices By Vincent Incopero Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, September 2012 As a prudent professional, are you aware of your professional and ethical obligations regarding the way that your practice handles personally identifiable information?
Silence is the new Golden Rule By Michael D. Wong Young Lawyers Division, April 2012 Under the recent change to Rule 1.6 of the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct, without informed consent an attorney may not disclose ANY information regarding a case or representation, even if that information is of public record. 
Confidentiality issues for family lawyers By Marilyn Longwell Family Law, November 2009 It is extremely important for the family law practitioner to understand the parameters of and exceptions to client confidentiality.
Have you created a privacy policy? By David Clark Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, October 2008 With more and more information gathered electronically, everybody needs to consider a privacy policy.
E-mail encryption By Benjamin Gerber and Adam Nelson Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, August 2008 In this article, we will look at another use for cryptography in your everyday activities, encryption of communications, specifically of e-mail and e-mail attachments. We will then explain how to get started using encryption features in two of the most popular e-mail clients, Outlook and Thunderbird.
Practice Update: Who is your client? What document can you disclose By Bernard Wysocki General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, October 2006 From a practical standpoint, it is important when you see a potential third party involvement, to secure written retainer and defining your representation.
Beware of putting attorney-client communications at issue or face waiver of privilege By Kathryn R. Hoying Civil Practice and Procedure, January 2006 In Lama v. Preskill, 353 Ill. App. 3d 300, 818 N.E.2d 443 (2nd Dist. 2004), the Second District Appellate Court affirmed the trial court’s judgment that certain contested documents were not protected by the attorney-client privilege, but reversed the trial court’s contempt order entered against plaintiff and her attorney for refusal to tender the contested documents to opposing counsel.