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.

Online Registration is Disabled

Online Registration for this CLE is not available at this time. Please contact the bar association if you have questions at 610-279-9660, ext. 200.