The American Bar Association is inviting interested parties to register to testify at a public hearing in Chicago. The hearing, scheduled for October 14, 2010, from 2 to 5 p.m., is part of the American Bar Association Commission on Ethics 20/20. The ABA hearing will discuss and analyze technology's impact on protecting client confidences and attorneys' use of cloud computing applications for developing business.
ABA President Carolyn B. Lamm created the commission in 2009 to review the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct in addition to U.S. attorney regulations with regard to technology and international legal practice developments. The hearings are designed to gather useful information and may result in recommended amendments to the model rules or other changes in 2012.