This blog is the online companion of the text Practice Law in the Cloud, by David Whelan and published by Canada Law Book. It is meant to continue to look at concepts or topics covered in the text that have continued to develop after the book was set in print.
This Blog’s Audience
The book is aimed at solo and small firm lawyers and the content on this Web site is similarly geared towards topics that may be more applicable to a law firm with few IT resources. While cloud computing extends beyond software-as-a-service, those technologies will be emphasized over concepts like so-called hybrid cloud, infrastructure- and platform-as-a-service.
This is a personal blog. The content on this site does not reflect the opinions of my publisher or my employer. If you are a lawyer looking for ethical guidance on using the cloud, look to your lawyer regulator. The book, Practice Law in the Cloud, has a substantial chunk on the state of North American ethics opinions as of May 2012 that also may be of use.
I’m David Whelan(@davidpwhelan). I received my law degree at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock Bowen School of Law and my masters degree in library science at the University of North Texas. I have worked in academic and non-profit information centers in a variety of capacities, including as Director of the American Bar Association’s Legal Technology Resource Center and Director of the Cincinnati Law Library Association.
For more about me, check out my personal site.