This course is approved for continuing legal education (CLE) credit in CA, CT, FL, NJ, and NY: 0.75 CLE credits for CA and 1.0 CLE credits for FL. Reporting requirements vary by state and we recommend that you check with your state's bar association for their guidelines on reporting requirements.
Release Date: April 1, 2021
Valid for Credit through: March 31, 2023
This ethics primer is designed to assist lawyers in using social media responsibly. Navigating social media's ethical minefield can be tricky; this lesson will help attorneys embrace the use of social media. From blogging to sleuthing, we will explore the benefits and challenges inherent in social media and describe best practices. Participants can assess their mastery of the material through frequent self-checks designed to allow lawyers to apply the concepts to real life situations.
- To recognize the ethical issues inherent in use of social media and analyze them appropriately.
- To assist practitioners in balancing the benefits of social media against a client’s expectation of privacy.
- To provide guidance on attorneys’ use of social media for fact gathering.
- To provide guidance on lawyers’ use of social media for marketing.
- To assess critically the underlying policies behind the ethical rules.
Estimated Time to Complete45 minutes
Instructions for Successful Completion
Participants have 90 days to complete the course online after registration.
All sales are final; no refunds. Registrations may not be transferred to another person or to another course, workshop, or program.