Misdirected Emails: What Are Your Ethical Obligations?
Winnieware LLC, the developer of ReplyToSome, is conducting a survey of lawyers' views of their professional ethical obligations when they receive an email that wasn't intended for them. The survey comprises four mandatory questions and five optional questions, and takes less than 5 minutes to complete. For each survey completed, we will make a donation to your choice of Doctors without Borders USA, the Natural Resources Defense Council, or the National Council of YMCAs of the USA. For complete terms and conditions, click here.
For Questions 1-3 below, assume the following scenario: A lawyer has received an email accidentally sent by opposing counsel. The email is relevant to the interests of the lawyer's client. Choose the answer closest to your current view, without conducting any further research.