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Hi-Tech: Evaluating ethical technology use by outside firms | Luigi Benetton

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 @ 8:53 AM | By Luigi Benetton

Automakers vet suppliers exhaustively. One faulty part in a vehicle can cost the automaker dearly, and not just in cash.

This need to vet applies to any vendor relationships, including those between companies and law firms. Outside legal help functions as an extension of in-house legal departments. In-house lawyers need reassurance that outside lawyers perform to the same ethical standards.

Ethical lapses may be most likely in how lawyers (mis)use technology. But how do in-house lawyers evaluate ethical use of technology by outside firms?

Protecting confidential...