Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Fodden Frowns on (Email Disclaimer) Footers

Slaw's Simon Fodden assesses the utility of lawyers' email disclaimer footers that purport to prohibit just about everything:
All in all, these things seem useless, only serving to perpetuate the stereotype of lawyers as wordy nincompoops. So suck it up and take it off. That’s my advice.
He includes a disclaimer of his own (of course), that shouldn't be missed.

And for what its worth, Walter Olsen at Overlawyered agrees: Legal boilerplate appended to email
- Garry J. Wise, Toronto
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