As a supplement to the LAWPRO Magazine articles Privacy and Your Clients: An Agenda For Every Firm (Summer 2003) and Personal Information and Privacy (Winter 2007), LAWPRO has created a Sample Firm Privacy Policy. It can be used as a precedent and checklist to guide you as you examine your own firm’s procedures for dealing with confidential information. The policy deals with a fictitious firm called Smith & Partners. This Sample Firm Privacy Policy is provided by LAWPRO for your consideration and use when you draft your own privacy policy. It is NOT meant to be used “as is”. It should be adapted for your practice, and may need to be modified to correspond to current law and practice in this area.

It is available in PDF format , rich text format, and in plain text format. You can edit the rich text format or plain text format document in Word or WordPerfect to create your own policy.