Register for LexisNexis’ upcoming Webinar on Ethics and Web Research, or scroll down to find out more about this awesome event!
Live Date: June 22, 2017
Time: 2:00pm ET
Duration: 95 minutes
Learn the nuances of relevant ethical rules when dealing with free web research sources and social media.
We all search the web for information in our personal lives. But what about the work we do as legal professionals? Should we use the free or “open” web to conduct research? Many of us do. The ABA 2016 Legal Technology Survey Report says that well over 90% of researchers use free online resources, and many of those practitioners actually start their research with such resources, most often via Google®.
Many legal professionals have embraced social media not just for personal use, but also in their profession. The ABA survey revealed that more than 60% of legal professionals report that their firms maintain a presence in a social network and more than 85% use Facebook® for personal reasons.
But what could go wrong? Does use of these resources put practitioners at risk of violating ethical canons? Worse yet, is malpractice a concern? Join us for this CLE-eligible webinar and learn from two professionals with a deep understanding of the nuances of the relevant ethical rules.
Topics we will cover:
• Investigative/factual research via the open web
• Legal research via the open web
• What practitioners need to know about using social media ethically
Rules we will discuss:
• ABA Model Rule of Professional Conduct 1.1 (aka The “Competence” Rule)
• ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct 4.1 & 4.2
Brittany Nasradinaj Esq.
Labor Relations Attorney
Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES
David Dilenschneider Esq.
Senior Director, Client Relations