The Attorney-Client Relationship in the Age of Technology

27 Pages Posted: 23 Mar 2014  

Grace M. Giesel

University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

Advances in technology have greatly increased the ways a lawyer might interact with clients and potential clients. These advances have multiplied the avenues of communication. For example, lawyers of today can communicate by email with clients or potential clients and also have all the possibilities the internet offers for communicating in writing, pictures or video. Advances in technology also have made it possible for lawyers and potential clients to interact virtually. For example, a lawyer might have a website upon which a potential client might access a questionnaire. The potential client, without the actual knowledge of the attorney responsible for the website, but with the attorney's general knowledge of the website and questionnaire, might respond to the questionnaire by disclosing all sorts of information.

Keywords: professional responsibility, attorney-client privilege, confidentiality

JEL Classification: K00, K4

Suggested Citation

Giesel, Grace M., The Attorney-Client Relationship in the Age of Technology (2013). Mississippi Law Journal, Vol. 32, No. 2, 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2412951

Grace M. Giesel (Contact Author)

University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law ( email )

Wilson W. Wyatt Hall
Louisville, KY 40292
United States

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