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Ethics/Professional Responsibility

Jul. 9, 2024

Lincoln Lawyer: Prevent unintended client confidentiality breaches while traveling

Implementing safeguards and planning ahead when work takes attorneys out on the road or in the air can help reduce their risk of inadvertent disclosure of confidential or privileged information.

Shari L. Klevens

Partner, Dentons US LLP

Phone: (202) 496-7500

Email: shari.klevens@dentons.com

Alanna G. Clair

Partner, Dentons US LLP

Email: alanna.clair@dentons.com

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With today’s seemingly never-ending expectations to be accessible and on-call, lawyers can sometimes forget their surroundings in their efforts to be available and efficient. Problems can arise, though, when attorneys try to balance Zoom meetings, telephone calls, and even remote hearings from a public place like a coffee shop, rideshare vehicle, or on a flight.

Particularly, if attorneys let their guards down in public settings like th...

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