Emerging Issues on the Internet for the Legal Profession


The paper offers an overview of the emerging issues raised by the Internet in the legal profession. In particular, the extension of the attorney-client privilege; the application of the ethics principle of confidentiality to email communications; Internet connectivity and the security issues pertaining to it; and, general "cyberlegalethics" concerns raised by using the Internet, such as avoiding the unauthorized practice of law and verifying information found on the Web.


Legal Profession

Date of this Version

July 2003