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Ohio lawyers need not encrypt e-mail exchanges with clients

Source | 2017-06-26T18:42:10+00:00 Jun 1st, 1999|Categories: LegalEthics, Post|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Lawyers do not violate the duty to preserve confidences and secrets under DR 4-101 of the Ohio Code of Professional Responsibility by communicating with clients through electronic mail without encryption. Opinion 99-2 (April 9, 1999).  Lawyers must use their professional judgment in choosing the appropriate method of each attorney-client communication