If a client sends an email to their attorney on their work computer, it may be discoverable

The American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility released an ethics opinion on attorney-client confidentiality and workplace computers.  The opinion states that a lawyer has a duty to warn their client of potential issues and the lack of confidentiality the client has when the client sends emails from their work computer to their attorney.

The opinion reads: “A lawyer sending or receiving substantive communications with a client via e-mail or other electronic means ordinarily must warn the client about the risk of sending or receiving electronic communications using a computer or other device, or e-mail account, where there is a significant risk that a third party may gain access.”

Read more in the press release and in the ABA article.

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