Social Media: Ethical Considerations of Posting, Tweeting and Blogging in Law Practice

Competence is one of the key ethical duties lawyers owe to their clients.  While we often think of this duty as requiring only that we keep up to date on substantive law, competence includes keeping abreast of “the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology.”  Particularly with the rise of social media and the ease of sharing information electronically, lawyers often forget that they must ensure that their social media behaviors address all relevant ethical rules, including competence, confidentiality, advertising, communications with third parties and the tribunal, and trial publicity, among others.  This session will use real life examples to explain the ethical perils and pitfalls associated with an attorney’s social media presence.

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06/18/2016 - 09:00-06/18/2016 - 10:00

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