Lawyer Ethics and the Internet
Sponsored by the Idaho Law Foundation, Inc. in partnership with Freestone and WebCredenza, Inc.
Friday, February 25, 2022
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (MT)
**Live Audio Stream Only
1.0 Ethics credit
Registration Fee: $55.00
The Web has become a universal platform for research and communication, including for lawyers. You can learn a great deal about witnesses, parties, judges, and jurors with a simple Google search. Add in social media searches – blogs, Facebook, Twitter and many other platforms – and you can develop a rich demographic profile of all of these individuals. With a few keystrokes, you can pull down more information than ever before. You can also communicate freely, unmediated and unrestricted, across the Web. But each of these activities, undoubtedly useful in litigation and transactional practice, also give rise to substantial ethics issues – not everything that the Web enables is proper. This program will provide you with a real world guide to ethics issues when lawyer engage in research and communication using the Internet.
- Communicating with parties, opposing attorneys, and witnesses via email, social media, and texting
- Researching jurors, parties, witnesses and judges via social media
- Ethical issues when blogging or sending newsletters/law updates to clients
- Trends in texting, confidentiality, and discoverability
- Ethics of using web sites, online advertising and social media for client development purposes