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Lawyers Ethics and Texting: Teleseminar *
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2/22/2019
When: Friday, February 22, 2019
Dial-in: 12:45 PM | Program: 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Where: Teleseminar: WebCredenza


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CLE CREDITS: 1.0 ethics

Text messaging has become a mainstream form of communication. Clients now routinely text their lawyers about pending matters. They may ask about the status of a case, provide facts about a case, communicate decisions to a lawyer, or message other sensitive information. These messages are often to a lawyer’s mobile phone that is used extensively for personal purposes, unsecured in their transmissions, and easily accessible by third parties. This new wave of lawyer-client communication raises many difficult ethical questions, including preservation of the attorney-client privilege. This program will provide you with a guide to the major ethics issues when lawyers and their clients text message about pending matters.

  • Confidentiality issues involving unsecured transmission of texts involving sensitive case issues
  • How to handle mobile phones used for both personal purposes and law practice
  • Potential loss of the attorney-client privilege when text messages are accessible by third parties
  • Tension among the duties of competence, prudence and to communicate with clients
  • Understanding the ethical risks and counseling clients about the risks to their case when texting

Speakers:
Thomas E. Spahn, McGuireWoods, LLP – McLean, Virginia
Brian S. Faughnan,
Lewis Thomason, PC – Memphis

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Non-Member: $99

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