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Ethics opinions now available, webinars to follow
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Two ethics 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 members.

Details 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.

The new ethics opinions can be found below:
· Ethics 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.
· Ethics 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.

Those 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."


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