Lawyers who contemplates using e-mail to communicate with a client, prospective client or a third party regarding a client´s matter, should obtain the consent of the client prior to communicating in that manner. Opinon 970230 (1997). The client’s consent should be obtained after the attorney is satisfied that the client is aware of the risks of interception of the message as it travels through the internet as well as through any network to which the computer may be connected.