Friday, June 21, 2019, 1:00-2:00pm
The Web has become a universal platform for research and communication, including for lawyers.
You can learn a great deal about witnesses, parties, judges, and jurors with a simple Google search. Add in social media searches – blogs, Facebook, Twitter and many other platforms – and you can develop a rich demographic profile of all of these individuals. With a few keystrokes, you can pull down more information than ever before. You can also communicate freely, unmediated and unrestricted, across the Web.
But each of these activities, undoubtedly useful in litigation and transactional practice, also give rise to substantial ethics issues – not everything that the Web enables is proper.
This program provides a real world guide to ethics issues when lawyer engage in research and communication using the Internet.
- Communicating with parties, opposing attorneys, and witnesses via email, social media, and texting
- Researching jurors, parties, witnesses and judges via social media
- Ethical issues when blogging or sending newsletters/law updates to clients
- Trends in texting, confidentiality, and discoverability
- Ethics of using web sites, online advertising and social media for client development purposes
Satisfies NC State Bar Technology Training requirement.
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