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Lawyers receiving unsolicited e-mails from prospective clients via website must hold information received in confidence

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In the absence of an effective disclaimer, a lawyer who receives unsolicited information from a prospective client through an e-mail link on a law firm website must hold the information in confidence, even if the lawyer declines the representation.  Massachusetts Bar Opinion 2007-01.The opinion also addresses whether the lawyer’s firm can represent a party adverse to that prospective client.