ABA Opinion 2005-437

American Bar Association Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility Topic: Inadvertent Disclosure of Confidential Materials Digest of the Committee: “A lawyer who receives a document from opposing parties or their lawyers and knows or reasonably should know that the document was inadvertently sent should promptly notify the sender in order to permit the sender […]

Robert C. Port, Whoops! You’ve Got Mail!, 6 Ga.B.J. 16,18 (2001)

From the Author’s Conclusion: “Until the State Bar of Georgia, Georgia appellate courts, or its Georgia federal district courts specifically address the issue of inadvertently disclosed e-mail, counsel receiving [inadvertently sent] e-mail must proceed thoughtfully and with caution. At a minimum, the receiving attorney should promptly notify opposing counsel that he has received the materials. Such notification […]