About This Course

Pursuant to ABA Model Rule 1.1, comment 8 regarding “maintaining competence”, attorneys are obligated to understand and keep abreast of the benefits and risks of social media on a client’s representation. Attend this program and learn about the various ethical implications of social media on your legal practice. This course is directed to newly admitted attorneys – and those transitioning to a new practice area – as well as attorneys practicing litigation in general. 

 Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about pre-litigation investigations concerning adverse parties and the impacts of ABA Model Rules 4.2, 4.3 and 8.4 on these investigations
  • Hear best practices for attorneys when contacting former employees
  • Explore witness compensation, including the impacts from various case law and ABA Formal Opinion  No. 96-402
  • Evaluate discovery in Social Media, as well as attorney obligations under ABA Model Rule 1.1     
  • Understand the use of Social Media to communicate case status and results, including ABA Model Rule 4.1, Model Rule 1.6(a) and ABA Formal Opinion 10-457
  • Discover jury and judicial research – before and during trial – including the impacts of ABA Model Rule 3.5 and ABA Formal Opinion 466
  • Investigate jury misconduct – virtual misconduct may be of interest

Live CLE Program0 Credits/Hours

September 16, 2022

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM ET


Videoconference via Zoom 

Online CLE Credits in This Bundle 0 Credits/Hours