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Text messages are no longer a niche practice, short notes exchanged among family and friends.
Like email before, text messaging has become so mainstream that clients now routinely text their attorneys about sensitive case matters.
Clients may ask about the status of a case, provide facts about a case, communicate decisions to a lawyer, or message a variety of other sensitive information.
These messages are often to attorney mobile phones that are used extensively for personal purposes, unsecured in their transmission, and easily accessible by third parties.
This new wave of lawyer-client communication raises many difficult ethical questions and questions about preserving the attorney-client privilege.
This program provides a guide to the ethical issues when attorneys and their clients text message, including maintaining client confidences, securing mixed use mobile phones, and preserving the attorney-client privilege.
January 20, 2017 1:00 PM Eastern
NCBA Member Price:
NC State Bar
Ethics/Professional Responsibility: 1.00