Ethical Hazards of Text Messaging and Other Electronic Communications: Lessons to be Learned

The modern world of client representation has become a world of almost instantaneous communications via emails and text messages. Today, our clients expect instant availability 24/7/365 and lawyers that are technology-savvy and equipped with the latest instant communication technology. These expectations impose obligations on attorneys and their clients and demand attention and sensitivity to matters of confidentiality, file retention, and waiver of various privileges.