A Matter of Confidentiality
Due to ethical concerns, we do not send email communications involving confidential matters to our members. Members wishing to send documents to Ross & Matthews via secure electronic communication may use the “send documents” button on the LegalShield landing page of our website; however, we recommend that before sending us any confidential information you verify the confidentiality of your computer. Shared or multiple user computers and employer owned computers should not be used to send any confidential information. Attorney/client privilege may not apply to email communication depending on the circumstances.
The rules of professional conduct for attorneys provide that a lawyer shall not reveal information relating to representation of a client unless the client consents after consultation. This rule applies not only to all of the lawyers in our office, but also to law office employees and specialists retained by or associated with those lawyers.
Everyone who works at Ross & Matthews realizes the importance of confidentiality. The relationship between attorney and client is founded on trust and confidence. It is our commitment to preserve client confidences.
Confidentiality is a priority in this office. Specific procedures have been instituted at Ross & Matthews to safeguard this client confidentiality. This office respects the sensitive and confidential nature of the attorney/client privilege. This is a commitment that we make to you as our client.
The Internet is NOT a confidential way to transmit messages. It is possible for people to intercept and read email messages. While we welcome your communication, you should be aware that an email may not preserve the confidence that you expect when you deal with a lawyer. Always make sure any electronic communication to a law firm goes through a secure portal.