It has become routine for attorneys to include a disclaimer in their emails. But like anything else that becomes routine, some attorneys have lost track of the purpose of the disclaimer and could benefit from a little thought on improving its language and placement. If that’s you, take a look at your disclaimer and compare it to our sample.
Attorneys use email disclaimers for two main reasons:
- To reinforce the confidential nature of an attorney-client communication when sending an email to a client; and
- To guard against the creation of an attorney-client relationship with a potential client or other individual based on the information communicated in the email.