opinions were recently published by the ISBA’s Committee on Ethics and Practice
Guidelines. The opinions cover aspects of client email communications. Webinars
on the opinions will be scheduled in the next few weeks and are free for ISBA
regarding the webinars are still being worked out. Next week’s Iowa Lawyer
Weekly e-newsletter will include registration information for the events
tentatively scheduled for Feb. 18 and another in March, date to be
determined. Attendance of the webinars will be worth one hour of ethics
CLE credit each.
ethics opinions can be found below:
Opinion 15-01: A lawyer sending or receiving substantive communications
with a client via e-mail or other electronic means ordinarily must warn the client
about the risk of interception including the use of a computer or other device,
or e-mail account, to which a third party may gain access.
Opinion 15-02: Interception of confidential or attorney-client
communication: the duty to stop, notify, return and, in the case of wrongful
interception, to withdraw representation.
interested in reviewing all ethics opinions can click here
to visit the Ethics & Practice Guidelines page or by going to www.iowabar.org, navigating to "Practice
Tools” on the top navigation, then "Ethics Advice/Opinions."