I get to look at hundreds of client alerts and articles written by attorneys each week, and I usually come across some pretty good articles that discuss law and technology issues. Rather than keeping those hidden in my own brain, I thought that it would be a good service of the 3 Geeks & a Law Blog to share what we think is the best article for the week.
Don’t send an email unless you would be happy to see it on the front page of a newspaper — or all over the Internet.
Excellent advice. By the way, my variation is “don’t post anything on the Internet that you wouldn’t want your Managing Partner or your Grandmother to see.” Basically a variation of what should be called “The Golden Rule of Internet Communications.”
- Take Steps to Protect Confidential Information
- Preserve Client Privilege in Emails
- Treat Every Email Like a Substantive Memo to Client
- Review All of Your Emails Before Sending Them
- Think About the Timing of Your Email
- Maintain an Accurate Record in Email
- Consider Whether a Phone Call Would be More Appropriate
- Take Care Regarding Your Recipient
- Maintain Appropriate Record Retention Practices with Email
- Use Good Email Etiquette