by PeterK

Nevada Suprreme Court holds attorney-client privilege not waived by transmission via e-mail

August 3, 2003 in Attorney-client privilege, Confidentiality, E-mail, Nevada by PeterK

As reported in Ethics and Lawyering Today, In City of Reno v. Reno Police Protective Ass’n, 59 P.3d 1212 (Nev. 2002), modified, 2003 Nev. LEXIS 25 (Nev. May 14, 2003),
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Delaware addresses e-mail confidentiality issues

February 13, 2002 in Attorney-client privilege, Confidentiality, Delaware, E-mail by PeterK

In opinion 2001-02, the Delaware State Bar Association Committee on Professional Ethics addressed the transmission of confidential client information via e-mail and cellular telephones. The committee opined that the transmission
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Lawyer may ethically make payments to an Internet services directory for advertising the lawyer’s services

June 16, 2001 in Advertising, Attorney-client privilege, Conflicts, Fee sharing, Maryland, Websites by PeterK

In Md. State Bar Assn. Committee on Ethics Opinion 01-03 (May 16, 2001), the committee opined that a proposed Internet business that would bring lawyers together with potential clients and
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Missouri bar highlights several ethical issues for unaffiliated lawyers creating websites to provide generalized legal information and access to lawyers

April 4, 1999 in Advertising, Attorney-client privilege, Attorney-client relationship, Conflicts, Disclaimers, E-mail, Missouri, Websites by PeterK

In opinion 980026, the Missouri bar analyzed the issues raised by a proposal by unaffiliated lawyers to provide generalized legal information offer access to three attorneys who are non-affiliated, private practitioners.
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Lawyers sharing computer networks must block access to client files

January 4, 1999 in Attorney-client privilege, Confidentiality, Electronic Files, Missouri by PeterK

Lawyers may not allow the office-sharing counsel to join lawyer’s computer network without blocking access to lawyer’s client files. Opinion 980030 (1998). The result would be different if that lawyer were
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It is not ethically permissible for a Virginia lawyer to keep and use documents inadvertently transmitted to him by opposing counsel

November 8, 1998 in Attorney-client privilege, Confidentiality, Electronic Files, Virginia, Work Product Protection by PeterK

Virginia lawyers should not keep and use documents electronically transmitted to the lawyer inadvertently by opposing counsel. Opinion 1702 (November 24, 1997).

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Cell phone use raises confidentiality issues

June 15, 1996 in Advertising, Attorney-client privilege, Confidentiality, Illinois, Lawyer Referral Services by PeterK

Illinois State Bar Association Opinion 94-11 (November 1994) addresses confidentiality issues raised by cellular telephone use. It also discusses participation in legal advice service and treatment of referral services.