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 how to use the information. Penn. Bar. Ass’n. Comm on Legal ethics and Professional Responsibility Op. 2011-10 (03/2/2011)