In 2012 the ABA’s House of Delegates voted to amend Comment 8 to Model Rule 1.1, which pertains to competence, to read as follows:
To maintain the requisite knowledge and skill, a lawyer should keep abreast of changes in the law and its practice, including the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology, engage in continuing study and education and comply with all continuing legal education requirements to which the lawyer is subject.
While Mississippi continues to sort out these comments, we recognize a worthy trend. Attorney-Client privilege is paramount, even in a changing technological landscape. To ensure that we at Irvin Law are responsive to these changes we work hard every day to enhance our use of technology. Every action we take flows from the comments above to embody the spirit of the ABA comments.
The entire staff is diligent and nurturing of client information. And to maintain high levels of confidentiality and security for our clients, our firm utilizes a state-of-the-art legal practice management application. This system allows the members of our firm to work together collaboratively, keep tabs of all cases, maintain accurate time and billing records, and share documents securely, all in one platform. All the data stored through this is transmitted using the art of encryption and is maintained in several locations throughout the United States.
As you search for counsel, make sure they address your questions and provide competent solutions inside and out. Hiring an attorney can be one of the most important decisions you will make. Our goal is to share the transparency of our process and make sure that our work is both effective and secure. This is especially true in the age of social media and phones as computers. The way we communicate and work is rapidly changing and our pledge is to be at the forefront of the wave, to provide value and care to our clients.