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Ethical Dangers of Lawyers Using Technology & Social Media


January 14, 2014, 9:30 am-11:30 am

New York, New Jersey & California Credit: 2.0 ethics
This live program provides transitional/non-transitional credit to all attorneys.
Illinois Credit: 1.75 ethics
Pennsylvania Credit: 1.5 ethics

Member: $235.00 Nonmember: $345.00

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New York City Bar
42 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036

 

Lawyers are more dependent on electronic communication and social media than ever before. They use it to advertise in order to attract business. They use it to communicate with colleagues, adversaries, clients, courts and the public. It is also used to investigate adversaries, witnesses, jurors and anyone or any event related to a case. Unfortunately, it is also used for personal purposes in inappropriate ways and at inappropriate times. When used carefully it is an effective tool to grow a firm’s business, efficiently manage lawyers’ communications and facilitate inexpensive and easily accessible investigations. When used carelessly it could result in an ethical violation embroiling a law firm in a sanction proceeding, civil lawsuit or even a disciplinary investigation. This program will present an overview of the most common forms of electronic communications used by lawyers and the pitfalls to be avoided. Hypotheticals will highlight real life problems and practical solutions.
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1/14/2014 9:30 AM
Go Green. Your registration includes a free PDF download of the course book. If you do not wish to obtain the PDF you can add the hard copy version of the course book to your registration for a $25.00 fee. Registrants who select the PDF will be sent an email at 3.00 pm the business day prior to the program with details on how to access the PDF. Registrants who add the hard copy will receive their course book upon arrival at the program. Fee does not apply to firm passports.

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM