by PeterK

Pennsylvania Lawyers Should Consult With Client Regarding Receipt of Errant E-mail

July 11, 2011 in Attorney-client privilege, Confidentiality, E-mail, Pennsylvania by PeterK

A lawyer who is mistakenly copied on an e-mail between opposing counsel and their client, must notify the sender and consult with the lawyer’s own client in deciding whether and
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Autocomplete Causes Misdirection: Court Disqualifies Recipients

January 3, 2011 in Attorney-client privilege, California, Confidentiality, E-mail, Internet Use, Privacy by David Hricik

The story with a link to the court’s order disqualifying the lawyers who read the misdirected e-mail is here.

California Issues Ethics Opinion on Confidentiality and the Use of E-mail and Technology To Transmit Client Information

December 26, 2010 in Attorney-client privilege, California, Cloud, Confidentiality, E-mail, Internet Use, Privacy, Rules of Conduct, Security by David Hricik

California Formal Opinion 2010-179 outlines the lawyer’s duties when transmitting or storing confidential client information when the underlying technology may be susceptible to unauthorized access by third parties. An attorney’s
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NY St. Bar Ass’n Approves Gmail Use Despite Contextual Ad Scanning

September 14, 2008 in Attorney-client privilege, Confidentiality, E-mail, Ethical Walls, Internet Use, Malpractice, New York, Privacy, Rules of Conduct, Websites by David Hricik

The New York State Bar Association concluded that lawyers could use gmail and comply with the duty of confidentiality despite the fact that email is ‘scanned’ by Google to place
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New Hampshire Adopts Rule Protecting Prospective Clients who Unilaterally Email Law Firms

February 20, 2008 in Attorney-client privilege, Attorney-client relationship, Confidentiality, Conflicts, Disclaimers, E-mail, Internet Use, New Hampshire, Rules of Conduct, Websites by David Hricik

Effective January 1, 2008, New Hampshire adopted a rule that clearly protects persons who, in good faith, e-mail confidential information to a lawyer from having the lawyer use the information
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by PeterK

Public defenders must take whatever reasonable and necessary precautions there are to ensure that information stored on computers cannot be accessed by the other offices.

January 14, 2007 in Attorney-client privilege, Confidentiality, Nebraska by PeterK

Public defenders sharing a computer server with other county offices must take appropriate measure to protect confidential information stored on those computers. Nebraska ethics advisory opinion 06-05.

by PeterK

Ninth Circuit analyzes the impact of disclaimers on law firm websites

June 8, 2005 in Attorney-client privilege, Attorney-client relationship, California, Confidentiality, Disclaimers, Websites by PeterK

The Ninth Circuit has issued a decision which analyzes the impact of disclaimers on law firm websites which purport to deny formation of an attorney client relationship to those who
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