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Lawyerist.com: Emailing clients at work: privilege trumps employer policy

July 21, 2009

A few months ago, I posted a warning to lawyers about emailing clients at work. My concern was based in large part on a NJ district court decision that found an employee had waived the attorney-client privilege for emails that she sent to her attorney while using her work computer. Although the emails had been […]

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Lawyerist.com: Facebook ethics: it’s not about Facebook

June 23, 2009

There is a good deal of postulating in the blogosphere about the types of ethical trouble a lawyer can get into by using social media. The nattering nabobs of negativism warn us to be careful when using social media like Facebook or Twitter, lest we unwittingly disclose client confidences, improperly solicit new clients, or misrepresent […]

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Lawyerist.com: Emailing clients at work may imperil privilege

April 21, 2009

It is probably fair to say that most lawyers have grown accustomed to the convenience of emailing clients. Less disruptive than phone calls, more efficient, creates documentation of conversations—hard to believe anyone could ever practice law without email. From an ethics perspective… Read this article over at Lawyerist.com >

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Lawyerist.com: Notes from a Twitter curmudgeon

February 11, 2009

To my own surprise, I’ve been using Twitter lately (“tweeting,” for those in the know).  I say surprise because I really still don’t understand what all the fuss is about. But there’s an awful lot of fuss and I hate to be the last one to show up at a party. Since Sam encouraged people […]

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Lawyerist.com: Delete that thread!

January 5, 2009

I’ll confess, I’m a threader. I have my mail program set so that when I respond to an e-mail, the previous posts become part of the new message. That way, after multiple exchanges with one person, I can keep just the most recent e-mail and delete all the earlier messages, leaving the entire thread intact […]

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Lawyerist.com: X-treme networking in Second Life

October 16, 2008

Like you, I get many solicitations to join bar associations and sections and attend CLE seminars. County bar, state bar, ABA – one could easily make a full-time job out of bar activities. Now I’ve learned that there is a bar association that exists almost entirely in cyberspace: the Second Life Bar Association. Second Life, […]

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Lawyerist.com: A chicken in every pot, a scanner on every desk

September 26, 2008

You see them everywhere: heads bowed, thumbs flying, oblivious to the things they’re about to walk into. They’re people texting friends and family on their cell phones, the communication method du jour, favored by the under-30 set (although the rest of us are not immune). Read this article over at Lawyerist.com >

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