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Fwd: Risks Digest 20.34

Date: Wed, 28 Apr 1999 10:50:33 -0400
From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com>
Subject: Bar says e-mail OK for transmissions

The American Bar Association has given its seal of approval to the use 
of e-mail to transmit client documents.

Under most circumstances, a lawyer does not violate a client's
confidentiality by transmitting documents via unencrypted electronic mail,
the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility
concluded in an ethics opinion announced last week.