The Ethics of Electronic Information 2019: Competence, Confidentiality, and Other Ethical Conundrums
Why You Should Attend
Electronic information is all-pervasive and its use and misuse can pose serious ethical problems for attorneys. Attorneys and litigators in particular use electronic information to communicate with the public and with clients, to advertise their services, and to prosecute and defend litigation. Electronic communications have now expanded to include social media and that media poses expanded opportunities and risks for attorneys.
Our faculty, which consists of private practitioners well-versed in the ethical issues presented by electronic information and who represent plaintiffs as well as defendants in civil litigation, will address the cutting edge ethical issues arising out of the electronic information that we use on a daily basis as attorneys. This program will benefit litigators who use or must deal with electronic information, whether to advertise, communicate or litigate. Whether you are in solo practice, with a small or “mega” firm, a corporation or a government agency, knowledge of the ethical implications of electronic communications – including social media – is essential to the successful practice of law today and tomorrow.
What You Will Learn
• The “technology” amendments to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct
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• The baseline knowledge a competent attorney should have to deal with electronic information
• The protection of confidentiality when using electronic information
• The risks of waiver of attorney-client privilege and work product as well as confidentiality
• The duty to supervise third-party service providers
• The ethical use of social media for professional and business purposes
• The advice that should be given a client about using social media ethically
• The use of social media to ethically investigate witnesses and jurors
• The ethical “do’s and don’ts” of communicating with judges
• The ethical issues that arise when filing documents electronically