Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Your Cart   |   Sign In   |   Register
Sign In


Forgot your password?

Haven't registered yet?

Calendar

2/25/2017
The 2017 Ethy Awards (Webinar)

2/27/2017
The Ethics of Creating Attorney-Client Relationships in the Electronic Age (Telephone)

2/28/2017
UNL: Life on the Judiciary Panel

2/28/2017
Estate Planning for Retirement Assets (Telephone)

2/28/2017
Attorney, Heal Thyself: The Detection, Treatment and Prevention of Substance Abuse (Webinar)

Lawyers and Email: Ethical Issues in Practice (Telephone)
Tell a Friend About This EventTell a Friend
 

It is difficult to imagine law practice without email. Clients and courts not only use it but expect lawyers to use it for communications. Without email, communications would be slow and costly. Though email is now pervasive in law practice, its use comes with a host of substantial ethical issues.

12/16/2016
When: Friday, December 16, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

« Go to Upcoming Event List  

MCLE Accreditation
Nebraska Activity #133686, 1.0 hour Ethics

***Because these seminars are provided through a third party, NSBA dues-paying members are NOT ABLE to use their 2 free ethics credits for these seminars.***

It is difficult to imagine law practice without email.  Clients and courts not only use it but expect lawyers to use it for communications. Without email, communications would be slow and costly.  Though email is now pervasive in law practice, its use comes with a host of substantial ethical issues.  How is email used to intentionally, or worse, inadvertently create an attorney-client relationship?  How do all e-mail communications impact the attorney-client privilege?  What about email conversations with a represented adversary?  How can confidentiality and other ethical duties be satisfied when law firms almost always work with outside vendors to provide email?  These and other substantial ethical questions will be discussed in this practical guide to the ethical issues when lawyers use email in their practices. 

·         Multifaceted ethics issues when lawyers use email

·         Beginning an attorney relationship via email – intentionally and inadvertently

·         Law firm web sites attempting to disclaim attorney-client relationships

·         Effect on attorney-client privilege when using a vendor for email

·         Ex parte communications with represented adversaries

·         Corporate counsel issues – in-house creation of documents, legal v. business advice

·         Inadvertently sent email and metadata embedded in email

·         Discarding/deleting email and working with outside vendors

 

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.




If you need additional information on your CLE credits please contact:
Sara Weber, Nebraska State Bar Association
(402) 475-7091 ext # 131; sweber@nebar.com

Nebraska State Bar Association, 635 S. 14th St., Suite 200, Lincoln, NE 68508
(402) 475-7091; Toll Free (800) 927-0117; FAX (402) 475-7098