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Lawyer Ethics and Email (Live Replay from May 25, 2022)

Description

Email has become essential to law practice. Communications with clients and colleagues is practically impossible – and absolutely inefficient – without email.

But the ubiquity of email may obscure many important ethical issues that arise when it is used in law practice, including issues related to confidentiality, metadata, and the attorney-client privilege.

These and other substantial ethical questions are discussed in this practical guide to the ethical issues when lawyers use email in their practices.

  • Beginning an attorney relationship via email – intentionally and inadvertently
  • Security and confidentiality when email is exchanged in the Cloud
  • Inadvertently sent email and metadata embedded in email
  • Discarding/deleting email and working with outside vendors
  • Ex parte communications with represented adversaries
  • Attorney-client privilege issues

Contributors

  • Thomas E. Spahn

    Thomas E. Spahn is a partner in the McLean, Virginia office of McGuireWoods, LLP, where he has a broad complex commercial, business and securities litigation practice. He also has a substantial practice advising businesses on properly creating and preserving the attorney-client privilege and work product protections. For more than 20 years he has lectured extensively on legal ethics and professionalism and has written "The Attorney-Client Privilege and the Work Product Doctrine: A Practitioner's Guide," a 750 page treatise published by the Virginia Law Foundation. Mr. Spahn has served as member of the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility and as a member of the Virginia State Bar's Legal Ethics Committee. He received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Yale University and his J.D. from Yale Law School

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December 28, 2022
Wed 1:00 PM EST

Duration 1H 0M

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