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Lawyers must inform clients of risks associated with e-mail and other modes of communication

Source | 2017-06-26T18:42:12+00:00 Feb 5th, 1999|Categories: LegalEthics, Post|Tags: , , |0 Comments

In informal advisory opinion 980137 (1998), the Missouri Bar revisisted its analysis in opinion 970230. Lawyers owe a duty to the client to advise of the risks of lawyers/client communications through a technology about which many clients only have a rudimentary knowledge. This advice does not have to be technical in nature. The advice must be adequate to inform the client of the nature of the risk before the client makes the decision that it is acceptable to use that method of communication.