ethical issues relating to paralegals using electronic communication and maintaining confidentiality of client information

E-mail, Discussion Groups, and Listservs

E-mail, Discussion Groups, and Listservs

We live in the age of instant communication. Many paralegals communicate with each other through e-mail, discussion groups, listservs, and chat rooms. All these pose ethical issues about maintaining the confidentiality of client information.

Write a 300-word article about the ethical issues relating to paralegals using electronic communication and maintaining confidentiality of client information. Make sure your article contains the following points:

At least three ethical issues related to paralegals using the Internet.

At least two strategies that would help a paralegal or an attorney maintain client confidentiality while using electronic communication.

Make use of headings, bolding, and bulleted lists to more effectively communicate your points.

On a separate page, cite all sources using the Bluebook format