The Ethics of Email and Social Media (LI)

Email and social media have generated some unique and quickly evolving issues that involve the use of electronic communications, documents and social media. What is the effect of e-mail and social media communications on creating or ending attorney client relationships and protecting client confidentiality? What are some of the risks with using these communications with adversaries? Consider the impact of social media on discovery; on juries' and judges' use of these technologies; on lawyer marketing. Join this Webinar to discover some of the ethical pitfalls to avoid.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the most important ethical issues that arise from the overwhelming use of email and social media - while complying with the ethics duty of confidentiality and protecting clients' attorney client privilege protection
  • Discuss ways to train staff and attorneys on ways to use email and social media and still maintain the ethical duties maintaining client relationships and confidentiality

Thomas E. Spahn, J.D., a partner in McGuireWoods, regularly advises his firm and a number of Fortune 500 companies on issues involving ethics, the attorney-client privilege and work product doctrine, corporate investigations and dealing with the government. Spahn has served on the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, and has spoken at more than 700 CLE programs.

For Live Program Only:  (Note that only the CLM credit available for this webinar is stated below. If a credit is not stated, it is not available for this program.)

CLMâ„  App Credit (Functional Specialists): 1 hour of credit in the subject area of Legal Industry/Business Management (LI) towards the additional hours required of some Functional Specialists to fulfill the CLM application.

CLM Recertification Credit: 1 hour of credit in the subject area of Legal Industry/Business Management (LI) or 1 hour of Ethics credit.

"The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit."
Seminar Information
Date Presented:
November 13, 2013 2:00 PM Eastern
1 hour
The Ethics of Email and Social Media (LI)
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ALA Member Price:$129.00
Non-Member Price:$179.00