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Department of Defense: Interim Rule on CyberSecurity

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The Department of Defense has issued an Interim Rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS). The specific focus is on new rules  which require contractor reporting on network penetrations. Additionally, this Rule implements DoD policy on the purchase of cloud computing services. The Interim Rule is here. According to the Federal Registry: This interim… Read More

Can a Law Firm Operate ONLY in the Cloud?

Can a lawyer operate a pure internet-only “virtual law firm” where counsel never speaks or meets with the client face-to-face? The California State Bar recently issued opinion 2012-184 saying that virtual law offices (“VLO’s”) are acceptable with some considerations. The hypothetical setting is that clients would sign up for transactional, probate, and family law assistance… Read More