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The Gradual Acceptance of the Virtual Law Office

Connecticut Law Tribune, April 8, 2015

The Gradual Acceptance of the Virtual Law Office

“The most recent opinion I am aware of is one issued by New York last September. That one modified several earlier pronouncements which required lawyers to have physical offices where they work, meet clients, supervise employees, receive mail, accept service and do business. The decision acknowledges the fact that with modern technology, it is possible for a lawyer or law firm to have a ‘virtual’ office that exists only on the Internet or in the cloud and that high-quality work can be delivered on such a platform in compliance with the ethics standards. In a footnote, it notes that the New York City bar offers its members who have ‘virtual’ offices access to actual space where they can physically meet clients, use a library and obtain phone-answering services.”

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