E-mail is very important to all lawyers in today's world, not just ones with virtual legal practices. However, e-mails (and other electronic communications) are different from phone calls and face-to-face encounters in that there are more ways to track exactly what each party says to each other. Given the types of confidential communications which are necessary for an effective legal representation, this difference is of special interest to both lawyers and their clients. In this blog post, Stephanie Kimbro reviews a recent American Bar Association opinion about the confidentiality of e-mails between lawyers and their clients. While focused on e-mails sent from a work computer, the opinion Ms. Kimbro reviews is potentially applicable to all kinds of electronic communication.
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New ABA Ethics Opinion on Electronic Communication