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The Ethics of Social Media Research-OK082517
Friday, August 25, 2017 10:00:00 AM PDT - 11:00:00 AM PDT

This presentation qualifies for 1 hour of Legal Ethics MCLE credit in Oklahoma (1/1).

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. “

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.

*This is a “simulive” rebroadcast of a previously recorded presentation. The presenters will be available during the rebroadcast to answer questions.
Carole A. Levitt, Esq. & Mark E. Rosch
Carole A. Levitt, President of Internet For Lawyers and Mark E. Rosch, Vice-President 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. 

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