Quick Guide to Maintaining Confidentiality Online

It’s well understood that one of the most important duties a lawyer has towards their clients is maintaining their confidentiality. As per the ABA Model Rule of Professional Conduct 1.6, “[a] lawyer shall not reveal information relating to the representation of a client unless the client gives informed consent, the disclosure is impliedly authorized in order to carry out the representation or the disclosure is permitted [by specific exceptions identified…

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Legal Opinions and Potential Ethical Issues

Picture this: a client asks their attorney to provide them with their legal opinion on the matter. It’s something that seems pretty straightforward and common, but depending on the circumstances, there may be unexpected ethical issues that could arise even in connection with an apparently simple legal opinion. When an attorney is asked to evaluate a matter, knowing that their evaluation will then be shared with third-parties, it represents a…

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