Total General: .50 Total Professional Responsibility: .50Why should a lawyer care about social media?
Let’s face it, both professional and personal use of social media is pervasive. More and more, lawyers in private practice are utilizing social media as a marketing tool. Many lawyers have websites, blog and post reviews and comments on social media platforms. Moreover, social media is used as a source for providing information to and acquiring information about clients, adversaries and others. Yet, lawyers must be aware of confidentiality and other relevant ethics guidelines while using social media so as to avoid malpractice liability or professional discipline.
In this program, you will
- Learn about the benefits of social media and the ethics rules that govern a lawyer’s use of social media;
- Apply those ethics rules to several different scenarios; and
- Reflect on your professional and personal social media use and the ethics limitations faced when using social media platforms.