Attorneys and legal staff are bombarded with emails. Some of those emails are more important than others. Professionals, both in law and beyond, have developed key words and phrases to use when trying to indicate that a particular email is one of those that deserves or requires prompt attention. We rely on these key words to grab our awareness, and we rely on our colleagues in the Bar to use those words appropriately.
For the past few weeks, Florida attorneys have likely received dozens of emails advertising a “View from the Bench & Bar CLE Conference.” These emails are sent from different addresses to avoid spam filters and are headlined with key words specifically designed to grab a litigator’s attention. They are intentionally and maliciously misleading.