Attorney/Client Privilege May Not Apply to Work E-mails

The Third Appellate District Court in Sacramento, California, has unanimously decided the attorney-client privilege does not extend to emails sent from a work email account.  Additionally, the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled a police officer’s texts on department pagers were not private.   Be careful what you talk about when communicating with your lawyer via a work e-mail account, or just don’t do it. See case.

By Robert Hawkinson