A Brief Cloud Computing Q&A for Lawyers

I put together this question-and-answer style paper as part of my participation in a panel on cloud computing at the 7th Annual Solo and Small Law Firm Conference that took place in Toronto over the past two days.  It was my attempt to take questions that I’ve heard in the past on cloud computing (and, in fact, heard again during the conference) and attempt to give some sort of response that comes off a bit less off the cuff.  It is written with Canadian lawyers in mind, so some of it may seem a bit strange if you primarily practice in another jurisdiction.



David Whelan

I improve information access and lead information teams. My books on finding information and managing it and practicing law using cloud computing reflect my interest in information management, technology, law practice, and legal research. I've been a library director in Canada and the US, as well as directing the American Bar Association's Legal Technology Resource Center. I speak and write frequently on information, technology, law library, and law practice issues.