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Lawyers do not owe a duty of confidentiality to individuals who unilaterally e-mail an unsolicited inquiries

Source | 2017-06-26T18:41:08+00:00 Dec 28th, 2002|Categories: LegalEthics, Post|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

A lawyer does not owe a duty of confidentiality to an individual who unilaterally e-mails an unsolicited inquiry to a lawyer. The sender does not have a reasonable expectation of confidentiality in such situations. Law firm websites, with attorney e-mail addresses, however, should include disclaimers regarding whether or not e-mail communications from prospective clients will be treated as confidential See Arizona State Bar Opinion 02-04