Brian Faughnan on Ethics
Of And Disbelief
At the 2014 TBA Convention, I had the opportunity to present a fun seminar exploring some of the ethical dangers for lawyers arising from modern, rapid communications. The presentation explored issues lawyers face because we are all constantly tethered to our devices and dealing with heightened, and seemingly always escalating, expectations in terms of response times from clients and adversaries alike. But I also tried to stress, without belaboring the point, a real risk tied to certain communications that should never be sent (rapidly or otherwise). Part of how I did so was some screenshots from the website Texts from Last Night. Feel free, if you are familiar with the site to go check it out; this column will still be here when you come back in a few hours.
You can read the entire article in the Memphis Lawyer, September/October issue, Page 18-19.
Brian S. Faughnan practices in the firm’s Memphis office. In addition to the area of lawyer ethics and professional responsibility, Mr. Faughnan’s practice is focused on commercial litigation, appellate litigation, and media law. Mr. Faughnan is a frequent author and speaker on ethics and professional responsibility issues. He writes a recurring column entitled “Faughnan on Ethics” for Memphis Lawyer magazine and is a co-author of the book “Professional Responsibility in Litigation” published by the ABA.