June 6, 2007
Massachusetts on Creating Client Relations By Linking an Email To a Website
Posted by Alan Childress
The Massachusetts bar has issued a new advisory opinion on the ethical implications (and duties to potential "clients") of having a website that links to an email address. The story here from Goodwin Procter's Doug Cornelius, a real estate attorney in Boston, from his KM Space Blog. Email sent via the firm's website creates duties of confidentiality different from purely-unsolicited emails, and may even disqualify the firm under conflict of interest rules. Doug recommends a disclaimer.
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