The Dangers of Electronic Communication: Ehtical obligations regarding inadvertent disclosures and metadata (Family Advocate, Vol. 33, No. 2)
David N. Hofstein & Scott J. G. Finger
Use of the Internet has significantly increased the speed with which lawyers can communicate with their clients, opposing counsel, the court, and other third parties. With increased speed comes the risk of making a mistake, including transmitttin a document or information to an unintended recipient. The “dropdown list” of an e-mail progrra can be a user’s best friend and worst enemy, allowing the sender to too quickly choose a recipient, sometimes a wrong one, to receive a confidential...