A Perfect Storm of Lawyers’ Tech Mess-Ups

Recent weeks have brought a rash of news stories highlighting major technology blunders by lawyers that have resulted in severe consequences. Among them:

  • A lawyer at a major law firm accidentally copied a Wall Street Journal reporter on an email transmitting privileged client information.
  • The Department of Justice improperly redacted a court filing, exposing the private text to the public.
  • A law firm’s decision to cut corners on its spam filtering caused it to miss the deadline for filing an appeal.

I have more details in my column this week at Above the Law: Stupid Lawyer Tricks: Legal Tech Edition.