These summaries were prepared by McGuireWoods LLP lawyer Thomas E. Spahn. They are based on the letter opinions issued by the Virginia State Bar. Any editorial comments reflect Mr. Spahn's current personal views, and not the opinions of the Virginia State Bar, McGuireWoods or its clients. 
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31-Protecting and Disclosing Confidences and Secrets

A lawyer who allows a computer maintenance company access to the lawyer's files must ensure that the company establishes reasonable procedures to protect the confidentiality of the information in the files, and would be "well-advised" to secure the company's written assurance of confidentiality.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn