Email Disclaimers At The Bottom??

Why is it that law firm staff seem to put the disclaimer and confidentiality notices at the bottom of an email? Most of the disclaimers I've read have something to the effect of -- If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any viewing, copying, disclosure or distribution of this information may be subject to legal restriction or sanction.

Here's a question...

Isn't it too late by then?

Maybe the disclaimer should be at the top of the email? I'm just saying. Can anyone give me a good explanation for this disclaimer appearing at the bottom of emails and not the top?I typically read my emails from the top to the bottom; don't you? Heck, even faxes have all that legal-ese up front on the cover page.

Anyway, just a mini rant.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Todd Olivas

Todd Olivas is a court reporter and entrepreneur.
He founded TO&A in 2003.

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