Legal Ethics & the Internet
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When: Wednesday, April 24, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:15 PM CT
Where: Scott Conference Center
6450 Pine St
Omaha, Nebraska 
United States

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MCLE Accreditation
NE MCLE #172368; IA MCLE #316746. 2.0 CLE Hours, including 2.0 Ethics (Regular/Live)
NE MCLE #172369; IA MCLE #316747. 2.0 CLE Hours, including 2.0 Ethics (Distance Learning)

Registration Fees
$130 - Regular Registration
$100 - NSBA dues-paying member
FREE - Law Student
FREE - I paid my 2019 NSBA dues and would like to claim my 2 free ethics credits (member benefit)

NSBA Dues Paying Members:  If you have not already claimed your 2 hours of FREE Ethics for 2019, please enter the Promo Code ethics2019 when checking out in store.  Be sure to click the "Apply" button to ensure the discount is applied.***

***PLEASE NOTE: As a voluntary dues-paying member you are only eligible to attend ONE NSBA two-hour FREE ethics program each year.  If you are unsure whether you have already used the promo code to attend one of the member benefit ethics CLE programs for free, then please contact Karla Roscoe at 402-475-7091 or email her at before registering, otherwise you will be invoiced the full registration price.

Lawyers are using the Internet to do investigative and legal research, promote their practice, disseminate information, communicate with clients and prospective clients, and carry on the practice of law. This in and of itself raises potential ethical issues lawyers need to be aware of so they don’t violate the rules of professional conduct and protect themselves against a malpractice claim

10:00 am     Ethical Concerns: Conducting Research via “Open Web”
We all do it — to check out movie times, to shop, to update our stock portfolio and more. In short, we all use Google™ or Bing® or some other engine to search the Open Web — it has become a part of our personal lives. But what about the work we do as legal professionals? Should we be using the Open Web to conduct research? Many of us do.

But what are the risks? And does reliance on such resources — with respect to both investigative and legal research — place prationers at risk of violating ethical canons? Worse yet, is malpractice impliciated?

11:00 am     Break

11:15 am     The Contemporary Yellow Pages: Ethics of Online Profiles and Advertising
The internet has transformed the way lawyers interact with friends, colleagues, and potential clients, and our everyday use of social media platforms can have surprising ethical implications in the advertising realm. This session examines the ethical implications of using popular social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Avvo and Google.


Anna E. Casey, Esq., Research Consultant, LexisNexis
Anna Casey is a licensed attorney in Illinois. She is licensed to practice in both Illinois state court as well as the 7th Circuit, Northern District of Illinois. She graduated from John Marshall Law School and has experience in both the public and private sector, having worked at the White House and Department of Homeland Security. Most recently she worked as a commercial litigator prior to joining LexisNexis.

The NSBA wishes to thank the Nebraska State Bar Foundation for support of its CLE programming.