Missoula, Montana – June 26th, 2019 – Worden Thane, a Missoula-based law firm, today announced that it has successfully reached the international cybersecurity standards for law firms set by Meritas, the global alliance of independent business law firms. Worden Thane is a member of Meritas and, in order to retain membership in good standing, is required to self-report their compliance with the Meritas Cybersecurity Standards for keeping client data and information secure.
The standards define 10 essential cybersecurity requirements that the 182 independent law firms that are Meritas members and future new members of the organization are expected to meet. As part of the process, Worden Thane completed an assessment of cybersecurity best practices and readiness to take its practices to the next level, implemented cybersecurity enhancements in key areas to respond to ever-changing online risks, and then underwent a compliance review against the Meritas standards. In order to successfully meet the standards, Worden Thane has information security, risk assessments, technical and physical safeguards, employee training, third-party risk management and business continuity plans in place, along with a breach response process. As part of its Meritas membership renewal, Worden Thane will regularly complete a cybersecurity assessment to maintain its level of security for safeguarding information.
Meritas is the only law firm alliance with an established and comprehensive means of monitoring the quality of its member firms—a process that saves clients time validating law firm credentials and experience. Meritas membership is selective and by invitation only. Meritas has published more information on how a law firm keeps information secure.
For more information about Worden Thane’s capabilities and the benefits of its membership in Meritas, please contact us.
About Worden Thane
Worden Thane P.C. has the skill and experience to provide effective representation. In every matter, we remain keenly aware of the costs, the practical realities of the case, the desired result and the client’s interests. Whether a case involves estate planning, environmental law or litigation of any kind, we work hard to keep clients informed so they can make the right choices.
Worden Thane P.C. is a member of Meritas, an affiliation of over 200 independent law firms worldwide practicing in the areas of business law, commercial law, real estate and commercial litigation. With members located in every state and most foreign countries, Meritas provides Worden Thane P.C. with invaluable assistance and resources in locations outside the firm’s customary geographic area of practice.
Founded in 1990, Meritas is an international alliance of commercial law firms working across jurisdictions to provide clients the best of both worlds: a local legal partner with full-service capabilities and the cost efficiency and personal attention unmatched by mega law firms. Each member law firm is required to adhere to rigorous and specific service standards on a regular basis. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Meritas has member firms in 245 global markets and more than 7,000 lawyers. To find a Meritas law firm or for more information, visit meritas.org or call +1-612-339-8680.