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
CAMILLE A. PEDRICK is an attorney and firm manager with Best Law Firm. She is a member of the State Bar of New Mexico. Ms. Pedrick began her career as an attorney serving as a law clerk for the 6th Judicial District Court in Silver City, New Mexico. After completing her clerkship, she established a private practice in Tucumcari, New Mexico. Additionally, she has worked as a prosecutor in both Tucumcari, New Mexico and Clovis, New Mexico. As a prosecutor, Ms. Pedrick tried a variety of types of cases, including DWI's, domestic violence cases, white collar cases, and sexual assaults. She also has experience in many other areas of the law including domestic relations, adoptions, and guardianships. Ms. Pedrick is a board certified family law specialist and has completed training as a mediator, assisting other attorneys and their clients in settling their cases prior to trial. In addition to practicing law, she has taught law classes at both an undergraduate and graduate level. Ms. Pedrick earned her B.A. degree, cum laude, from the University of New Mexico and her J.D. degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law.
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