Happy Holidays, everyone. I'm about 2/3 of the way through my book-writing and with any luck, I hope to submit most of my remaining contribution before New Years (that is, if I don't succumb to the most wonderful time of the year – Bowl Season!). Hopefully, then, I can get back to posting here more often.
In the meantime, I have some homework for you. The California State Bar Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct (COPRAC) has posted, "Proposed Formal Opinion Interim No. 10-0003 (Virtual Law Office)" for public comment [Warning; link opens a 7-page PDF].
I'm currently working on an in-depth analysis of the proposal and hope to post it next week, but when I first scanned the opinion, my mind wandered to the law of unintended consequences. I'll reserve commenting further until I've completed my analysis, however, I encourage you to familiarize yourselves with the opinion – whether you personally make use of a VLO or not. After all, (and it pains me to say this), it isn't all about you; the attorneys at the other end of your communications may make use of a VLO.
The public comment period remains open until March 23rd, 2012. Hope to see you before the ball drops, but if not, please be safe and have a great holiday!