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.