Texting to answer a quick client question or confirm an appointment is fast, convenient, and plain-good manners nowadays. But the very ease of use of texting can get attorneys into trouble. This focused legal ethics briefing offers tips for protecting your professional reputation when using texts in your everyday practice. Let our expert faculty bring you up to speed on common issues attorneys face with texting, including duty of confidentiality, privacy issues, screenshots and hacking, and general use of texts. Uphold your ethical reputation - register today!
Recognize your ethical obligations when texting.
Analyze how online privacy laws apply in the law firm setting.
Learn to ethically handle clients' texts.
Confidentiality and Attorney-Client Privilege
Reasonable Expectation of Privacy
Things NEVER to Text Your Clients
Ethical Implications of Clients Texting Attorneys: What to Do With Them
Inadvertent Disclosure and Loss of Privilege if Third Parties Get Access to the Texts
Use of Devices for Personal Purposes and Legal Practice Concurrently
Todd M Galante is a partner with Piro, Zinna, Cifelli, Paris & Genitempo, LLC. He practices in the areas of commercial litigation; commercial and residential real estate and other foreclosures; bankruptcy (Chapters 7, 13 and 11); state court insolvency/assignment for the benefit of creditors; loan workouts; lender liability; fraud; franchise law and litigation; trademark and unfair trade practices; general equity matters; partnership, corporate, limited liability company, closely held corporate and family business litigation; certain labor and employment litigation; white collar crime defense; municipal law; and attorney ethics. Mr. Galante is a certified arbitrator, mediator ,and mediator mentor, handling both private and court appointed civil matters through the Superior Court of New Jersey Arbitration and Mediation programs. He is a frequent speaker who has been repeatedly listed in Best Lawyers in America, New Jersey Monthly Magazine Super Lawyers, New York Magazine - New York Area's Top Lawyers, and Corporate Counsel - Top Lawyers. Mr. Galante is an adjunct professor at Rutgers University. He earned his B.A. degree, cum laude, from Rutgers University and his J.D. degree from Seton Hall University School of Law. Mr. Galante is a member of the American and New Jersey State bar associations, the American Trial Lawyers Association, American Bankruptcy Institute, and local bar associations. He is a member in good standing of the bars of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey; the Southern, Eastern and Northern districts of New York; and the Eastern District of Wisconsin.
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