New WG11 Brainstorming Group - Second Edition of Commentary on Law Firm Data Security

Brainstorming Group - Overview


WG11 is forming a new brainstorming group that will consider whether a second edition of the Commentary on Law Firm Data Security ("Commentary") is warranted because of changes in law and technology, omissions in the original product, or newly developed needs for guidance. The original Commentary, published in 2020, includes a discussion of criteria and protocols for assessing data security at law firms and a companion discussion of how organizations should communicate with outside counsel about their data security practices. The Commentary also includes model clauses for engagement letters as well as a sample questionnaire corporate clients could provide to their law firms to assess data security readiness.


Brainstorming Group - Member Expectations


Brainstorming group members will be expected to actively participate in regularly scheduled phone conferences to brainstorm on work product ideas. Members will also be expected to participate in the drafting of a detailed outline that allows a subsequent drafting team to prepare work product consistent with standards of The Sedona Conference.


Brainstorming Group - Selection


In order to apply for the brainstorming group, you must be a member of WG11. If you are interested in applying for the brainstorming group, but are not yet a member of WG11, please become a member by signing up for a Working Group Series (WGS) membership. One a WGS member, one is eligible to take part in the activities of all Working Groups, including WG11. If you have any questions about how to sign up for a membership or encounter any difficulties while doing so, please contact our office at [email protected] or +1(602) 258-4910.

In order to be considered for the brainstorming group, please complete the questionnaire found here and submit no later than COB EDT on Wednesday, May 29, 2024.

Announcement Date: 
Tuesday, April 9, 2024