Illinois State Bar Association Opinion 96-10

ISBA Professional Conduct Advisory Opinion No. 96-10

[This Opinion was AFFIRMED by the Board of Governors in January 2010]

Topic: Electronic communications; confidentiality of client information; advertising and solicitation.

From the Digest of the ISBA:

“Lawyers may use electronic mail services, including the Internet, without encryption to communicate with clients unless unusual circumstances require enhanced security measures.”

Rules: Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct 1.6, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 and 7.4

Referenced Authorities: ISBA Opinion Nos. 90-07 and 94-11

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