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Have You Looked at Your Email Disclaimer Lately?

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.