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Ethical Implications of Social Media Use for Lawyers

Recorded on: Mar. 2, 2017
Running Time: 02:37:26

Who Should Attend

This program will benefit anyone seeking a better understanding of how the use of social media impacts decision-making regarding attorney ethics and professional conduct.

What You Will Learn

  • Risks of social media with respect to lawyers’ professional obligations to clients
  • Employee social media policy and compliance invoking attorney conflicts of interests issues
  • Managing user-generated content including the fiduciary obligations of lawyers
  • Evidence for social media with respect to lawyers’ professional relations to courts
  • Disciplinary Procedures for attorneys and recent state bar association ethics opinions
  • Social Media in the Courtroom
  • Juror misconduct and implication of lawyers’ disciplinary rules
  • Judges, social media, and the norms relating to judicial civility
Lecture Topics [Total time 02:37:26]

Segments with an asterisk (*) are available only with the purchase of the entire program.


  • Introduction* [00:03:09]
  • Ethical Implications of Social Media Use for Lawyers [02:34:17]
    Richard Raysman

The purchase price of this Web Program includes the following articles from the Course Handbook available online:


  • COMPLETE COUSE HANDBOOK
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    Tammi Wong, Madeline Garcia Bigelow
  • Surviving Your First Year: A How-To Guide for New Associates (Fall 2010)
    Tina Karkera, Jordan W. Siev, Steven L. Wilner
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Speaker(s)
Richard Raysman ~ Holland & Knight LLP
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