The Ethics of Social Media in Litigation and Court
Thursday, December 3, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Online - Zoom Video Conference
Credits: 1.0 Hour Ethics
Speaker(s): Claude E. Ducloux, Esq., National Director of Education, Ethics and State Compliance for LawPay - Board Certified Civil Trial Law and Civil Appellate
Topic: This Course will cover:
- the inappropriate use of social media by lawyers;
- the necessary changes to law practice, client control and case selection due to use of social media;
- malpractice cases and disciplinary cases based upon inappropriate use;
- monetary damages which may result from use of social media;
- dangers of spoliation of evidence by modifying websites; and necessary instructions to clients concerning modifying social media history;
- how inappropriate use destroys the attorney client privilege;
- ethical conduct concerning jurors and "false friending;"
- ABA Ethics 20/20 and new Rule 1.1 requiring technical competency;
- whether lawyer blogs constitute advertising;
- developing case-law on "the duty to google;"
- lawyers' danger of breaching ethical and fiduciary duty online;
- And a survey of opinions issued by various bar associations.
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