2018 Ethics and Social Media Update (Telephone)
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Law practice is virtually inseparable from email. Clients and courts not only use it but expect lawyers to use it for communications. Without email, communications would be slow and costly. Though email is now pervasive in law practice, its use comes with a host of substantial ethical issues. These and other substantial ethical questions will be discussed in this practical guide to the ethical issues when lawyers use email in their practices.

12/7/2018
When: Friday, December 7, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

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MCLE Accreditation
Nebraska Activity #168324, 1.0 hours Ethics (Distance Learning)

***Because these seminars are provided through a third party, NSBA dues-paying members are NOT ABLE to use their 2 free ethics credits for these seminars.***

Lawyers use social media technology to collect and share information, and communicate with others. Important information about jurors, witnesses or others in litigation or about a transaction can often be more easily found on social media than elsewhere.  Social media is also easily used to communicate with existing or potential clients, colleagues or opposing lawyers, and the public. Online advertising, blogging and emailed newsletters also present significant ethics issues. All these and other uses of technology raise substantial ethical issues for lawyers – competence, confidentiality, preservation of the attorney-client privilege, and honesty.  This program will provide you with a practical guide to substantial ethical issues when lawyers use social media and other technology in practice.

  • Communicating with parties, opposing attorneys, and witnesses via social media
  • Researching jurors, parties, witnesses and judges via social media
  • Ethical issues when blogging, issuing e-newsletters/law updates to clients, or posting commentary or video online
  • “Friending” or otherwise connecting with judges, witnesses and others on social media platforms
  • Trends in texting, confidentiality, and discoverability
  • Ethics of using web sites, online advertising and social media for client development purposes 

Thomas E. Spahn is a partner in the McLean, Virginia office of McGuireWoods, LLP, where he has a broad complex commercial, business and securities litigation practice. He also has a substantial practice advising businesses on properly creating and preserving the attorney-client privilege and work product protections.  For more than 20 years he has lectured extensively on legal ethics and professionalism and has written “The Attorney-Client Privilege and the Work Product Doctrine: A Practitioner’s Guide,” a 750 page treatise published by the Virginia Law Foundation.  Mr. Spahn has served as member of the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility and as a member of the Virginia State Bar's Legal Ethics Committee.  He received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Yale University and his J.D. from Yale Law School.


To Register:Cost $89.00

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  • The final step is to click “Submit Payment”
  • At this point you will receive an email confirmation of the purchase
  • The day before the Program you will receive the dial in information and program materials
  • We will submit the program participation information to the Nebraska State Bar Association within 48 hours of the program completion


If you need additional information on your CLE credits please contact:
Amy Prenda, Nebraska State Bar Association
(402) 475-7091 ext # 131; aprenda@nebar.com