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April 12, 2019
Knoxville Bar Association
Approved for Dual CLE Credit, Legal Technology, Solo & Small Firm
The CLE Program "Practical & Ethical Guidelines for Texting with Clients" was originally presented and recorded on April 12, 2019.
Text messaging, known as short and multimedia message service (SMS and MM), has exploded in popularity leading to a glut of less formal (and less cautious) “instant” communications which can easily be misconstrued between client and attorney. Rules requiring technological competence mandate that attorneys understand how technology works and that reasonable care is taken to protect confidentiality of client’s electronic communications. Lawyers have a duty to maintain the integrity of their files, and text communications with clients, witnesses, opposing counsel, and others in a case may need to be preserved for the client’s file. Outside of attorney-client communications, texts can also be discoverable, and failure to plan accordingly may result in damaging admissions, adverse inferences or worse. The ethical obligations of counsel will be discussed as well as the technical aspects of preserving text communications.
Speakers: Stephen Ross Johnson, Ritchie, Dillard, Davies & Johnson and Sandy Garrett, Chief Disciplinary Counsel, Board of Professional Responsibility
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Approved for 1 hour of "Online" Dual CLE Credit.
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