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Monday, April 14, 2014

Social Media & Ethics CLE Webcast

On May 8, 2014, ALI-CLE will present a webinar titled "Ethical Considerations in the Use of Social Media: Avoiding the Common Mistakes" on May 8, 2014, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. (Eastern); 11:30-12:30 (Central), with blog author Julie Tappendorf as the presenter.  

ALI-CLE's summary of the webinar is below.  You can also learn more on ALI-CLE's website.
Attorneys are just as likely to use social media in their everyday lives as non-attorneys. They post pictures on Instragram, “check in” on Facebook, and tweet about politics, music, and what they ate for dinner just like everyone else. But where a hasty post or comment might lead only to embarrassment for some, a seemingly innocent disclosure by an attorney could lead to serious ethical repercussions!
This CLE ethics program on lawyers’ use of social media will help you avoid disclosures in social media that could create ethical problems for you. Designed by Julie Tappendorf, a leading authority on ethical issues, the 60-minute program offers an overview of the most common ways social media use could lead to ethical violations of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct.
This program addresses a series of concrete situations that could generate ethical issues for attorneys, including:
  • giving legal advice outside your jurisdiction
  • forming attorney-client relationships inadvertently though online activities
  • using web sites, blogs, emails and chat rooms
  • using social media in litigation
  • revealing personal information
  • employees’ use of social media

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