CLE Seminars

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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