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YLS Professional Responsibility Committee Meeting
 
Date: 11/17/2016
 
Location: The Chicago Bar Association, 321 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604
 
Presented by: YLS Professional Responsibility
 
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Topic:Inadvertant Disclosure of Privileged Information
Speakers:Kate Schnake, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, and Jessica Watkins, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
What are lawyers' duties when they receive inadvertently transmitted information or documents from opposing counsel - or others? It can happen so easily, and it happens with regrettable frequency. However the transmission is made and whatever the source, may the receiving lawyer read the transmission? May she forward or describe it to her client? May she use it to her client's advantage? Or must she stop reading, notify the sender, and return the material? This presentation will answer these questions and discuss the interplay of the Rules of Professional Conduct on the one hand and case law on the other - and what to do when the two are contradictory.