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Lawyers may communicate via unencryped e-mail

Source | 2017-06-26T18:42:13+00:00 Dec 10th, 1998|Categories: LegalEthics, Post|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Tennessee advisory opinion #98-A-650(a) (November 19, 1998) amends advisory opinion 98-A-650 to allow the use of e-mail to transmit client confidences and secrets via the Internet. Notes that “[t]he reasoning in these new opinions [SC 97-08 and DC 281] is that the technology involved in e-mail is now better understood and the use of e-mail is more widespread. The technology has also improved. It is generally accepted that the security of e-mail is probably no more problematic than the security of a non-cordless telephone line.”