Ethics issues with the use of email

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Email is fast and easy form of communication, but unless you encrypt your messages, you risk that someone could intercept, read, alter or destroy your emails.

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In this webinar, we will discuss ethical issues in the use of email in attorney-client communications, and we will discuss ways to protect such communications.

When? December 8, 2009

Learn the "best practices" for use of encryption of email between attorney and client, and for use of encryption between attorneys.

The faculty? The presenter will be Carl Oppedahl, practicing patent attorney and adjunct professor at the University of Denver law school. Professor Oppedahl obtained his BA in physics from Grinnell College and his JD from Harvard Law School. Prof. OppedahlHe is chair of the Patent Cooperation Treaty Issues Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association. He is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and before many courts. He has spoken at dozens of professional meetings and CLE programs over the past twenty-five years.

Who should attend? The target audience for this program is attorneys who use email in communications with clients.

CLE? This seminar has received CLE accreditation in Colorado (1 ethics credit). Attendees will be provided a Uniform Certificate of Attendance which may be signed and filed with the appropriate MCLE Board or Commission.


How to sign up? To register for this program, go to the webinar registration page. After registering, you will automatically reach a payments page. After you have made payment, you will receive a confirming email message with a link to the webinar itself. The confirming email should arrive within twenty-four hours of successful payment.

If you registered with the webinar registration page but did not complete the payments page, then go to the payments page again and complete the payment. You will later receive a confirming email message with a link to the webinar itself.

Format? This program is a webinar, meaning a seminar offered over the Web. It is anticipated that at some law firm and corporate locations, the presentation-slide content of the webinar will be projected upon a screen in a conference room. Other attendees will view the presentation on their own computers. Audio will be provided both through computer speakers and by means of dial-in telephone numbers. Participants will be able to submit typed questions through the webinar system. After the webinar has finished, participants will be requested to complete an online evaluation form.

Many attendees will find it convenient to receive the audio through their computer speakers, which is free of any per-minute charge. It will also be possible to dial in to a conference bridge to receive the audio; this will be a toll call with regular per-minute long-distance telephone charges.