• Paralegal receives unsolicited email from potential client (mom)?
  • Mom describes custody/visitation dispute
  • Email describes what happens during exchanges
  • After finishing email, paralegal realizes dad is a current client


  1. Does the attorney owe a duty of confidentiality to mom?
  2. Should the attorney tell mom?
  3. What if mom has a lawyer?
  4. Should the attorney resign from representing dad?