Email is the most common method by which lawyers and their staff communicate with clients, courts, and everyone else involved in the legal system. But contrary to popular misconceptions, email is not private, is not secure, and is fraught with cyber dangers, from phishing to ransomware to many other kinds of attacks that can expose confidential and sensitive information to hackers. This fast-paced ethics program will discuss how email works, and why it is important for lawyers and their staff to take precautions when communicating by email. The program will offer practical tips and discuss recent ethics opinions about email, while demonstrating best practices.
Recorded at Essential Ethics in December 2022.