Nebraska Activity #168974. 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.***
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$85 - All Registrants
Learn how to avoid potential ethical traps when you research social media profiles for investigative/background purposes and to use as evidence. The seminar is partially based on the speakers' fifty-five page Social Media chapter from their book, "The Cybersleuth's Guide to the Internet."
This program specifically addresses how MPRC Rules apply to social media research: Rule 1.1 (and the new comment 8), as well as MPRC Rules 3.3, 3.4(a), 3.5, 4.1, 4.1(a), 4.2, 5.3(b)(1), 8.4(c),
This program also reviews pertinent Ethics opinions in more than two dozen jurisdictions, discusses relevant caselaw, and reviews detailed Guidelines for social media research issued by the New York State Bar’s Commercial and Federal Litigation Section.
The speakers will review:
• Social Media Research Ethical Guidelines
• State Bar, Local Bar, and ABA Ethics Opinions
• Cases Decided in Various States
• How They All Tie into the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct
The program will also explore:
• Who's your friend? Could "friending" violate the deception or ex parte communication ethical rules?
• Whether it is ethical to research the social media profiles of parties and witnesses during discovery or trial?
• Whether it is ethical to research the social media profiles of potential jurors before trial or seated jurors before and during trial?
• If advising clients to delete, deactivate, or adjust privacy settings on their social networking accounts lead to an ethical violation or spoliation charge?
• Configuring security/privacy settings in your own profile to avoid ethical breaches.
Carole A. Levitt, Esq. & Mark E. Rosch
Carole A. Levitt, and Mark E. Rosch, Vice-President, principals of Internet for Lawyers and CLEseminars.com, have been internationally recognized CLE seminar speakers--full-time since 1999 and best-selling ABA Law Practice Division authors. Their areas of expertise are: Internet investigative, legal, and social media research; social media ethics; Google search; and Google cloud Apps.
Together, Mark and Carole have authored hundreds of Internet research articles and co-authored six ABA Law Practice Division books, including Google Gmail and Calendar in One Hour for Lawyers (2013); Find Info like a Pro, Volumes 1 and 2 and Google for Lawyers: Essential Search Tips and Productivity Tools (2010). They have also co-authored fourteen editions of IFL Press’s The Cybersleuth's Guide to the Internet. Carole recently authored Internet Legal Research on a Budget.
In 2013, they were both recipients of the “Fastcase Fifty” award, recognizing “50 of the smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders in the law” and in 2014, they both became Fellows in the College of Law Practice Management, the international honor society that recognizes distinguished law practice management professionals.
If you need additional information on your CLE credits please contact:
Amy Prenda, Nebraska State Bar Association
(402) 475-7091 ext # 131; firstname.lastname@example.org