Attorney Retention of Website Pages New Jersey Proposed Amendment

One of my attorney clients called me with news of a proposed amendment for New Jersey lawyers. It is the Rules of Professional Conduct 7.2(b) Attorney Retention of Website Pages for which lawyers would be required to retain backups of their websites for a period of 3 years in case there was a complaint of an inappropriate blog post or article or statement on their website.

Rules of Professional Conduct 7.2(b) Attorney Retention of Website Pages New Jersey Lawyers

Since our SEO and Marketing Agency includes website backups in our packages for all of our clients, this was not a problem for us. Although granted we do weekly backups and save a few on a rotating basis we don't save website backups for three years! The purpose of our backups is more functional in nature, should the website experience issues due to unforeseen circumstances or having been hacked. 

Our backups are done as a sort of insurance policy for our clients that should some unforeseen issue arise, we can get the client back up and running in a short period of time. 

So when my attorney client called me, it was all of half hour discussion of what was needed and how we would achieve this. He asked me to write a formal procedure for this so he could have it on file. We may never need to implement it, but if necessary, we have his law practice covered.

If you are a New Jersey lawyer who is at a total loss of how to possibly comply with this proposed amendment - Rules of Professional Conduct 7.2(b) Attorney Retention of Website Pages - if passed, give us a call today at 201.753.1677