Dove Burns Quoted on Technology and Professional Conduct Rules, Connecticut Law Tribune November 13, 2015

There are probably hundreds of lawyers licensed in New York and living in Fairfield County in Connecticut, the Connecticut Law Tribune reports. But now some lawyers are quietly voicing concerns that under Connecticut Practice Book rules they may be engaged in the unauthorized practice of law (UPL) if they live in Connecticut but are licensed exclusively in New York.

“The Rules of Professional Conduct are lagging behind [technology],” said Dove A. E. Burns, a partner in Goldberg Segalla’s Professional Liability Practice Group admitted in both Connecticut and New York.

Dove, who represents attorneys in professional liability matters, spoke to the Connecticut Law Tribune on how lawyers can still run afoul of Connecticut’s disciplinary rules regarding the unauthorized practice of law — even if they only live a few miles across the state border. She addressed a number of related concerns for attorneys, including malpractice insurance and cybersecurity implications.

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