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Legal Ethics of Text Messages

Texting to answer a quick client question or confirm an appointment is fast, convenient, and plain-good manners nowadays. But the very ease of use of texting can get attorneys into trouble. This focused legal ethics briefing offers tips for protecting your professional reputation when using texts in your everyday practice. Let our expert faculty bring you up to speed on common issues attorneys face with texting, including duty of confidentiality, privacy issues, screenshots and hacking, and general use of texts. Uphold your ethical reputation - register today!

  • Recognize your ethical obligations when texting.
  • Analyze how online privacy laws apply in the law firm setting.
  • Learn to ethically handle clients' texts.
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Training content

  • Confidentiality and Attorney-Client Privilege
  • Reasonable Expectation of Privacy
  • Things NEVER to Text Your Clients
  • Ethical Implications of Clients Texting Attorneys: What to Do With Them
  • Inadvertent Disclosure and Loss of Privilege if Third Parties Get Access to the Texts
  • Use of Devices for Personal Purposes and Legal Practice Concurrently
  • Attachments and Screenshots
  • Hacking Risks and Top Protection Options

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