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    Ethics and Misuse of Social Media, and How to Handle and Counsel Clients Who Use It[CC]

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    Join our expert panelist as he explores strategies for representing clients who regularly use social media; study the ethical boundaries (improper use by lawyers); and risks associated with advising clients to "change" or "delete" social media.
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    Claude E. Ducloux, Board-Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Civil Trial Law and Civil Appellate Law, and former Grievance Prosecutor for the State Bar of Texas (also licensed in CA and CO) and former Chair of the Texas Center for Legal Ethics will cover:

    •the inappropriate use of social media by lawyers;
    •the necessary changes to law practice, client control and case selection due to use of social media;
    •malpractice cases based upon inappropriate use;
    •disciplinary cases resulting from use of social media;
    •monetary damages which may result from the use of social media;
    •dangers of spoliation of evidence by modifying websites; and necessary instructions to clients concerning modifying social media history;
    •how inappropriate use destroys the attorney-client privilege;
    •ethical conduct concerning jurors and "false friending;"
    •ABA Ethics 20/20 and new Rule 1.1 requiring technical competency;
    •whether lawyer blogs constitute advertising;
    •developing case-law on "the duty to google;"
    •lawyer’s danger of breaching ethical and fiduciary duty online.
    •A survey of opinions issued by various bar associations

    The rules that will be covered are:

    •ABA Model Rules DR4-101, 5-101 thru 5-107;
    •Tx Rules 1.06- 1.15, 2.01, 2.02, and 3.08;
    •Ohio Rules 1.6-1.11;
    •Calif. 3-300, 3-310;
    •Mo. and Fla. Rules 4-1.6 – 4-1.11,
    •PA Rules 1.6 – 1.11
    •Tx Prof Ethics Opinion 651
    •Tx Disc R 1.10

    Event Details

    Duration

    60

    Format

    Web

    Date

    Jan 28, 2021

    2021-01-28T13:00:00-05:00 2021-01-28T14:00:00-05:00 Ethics and Misuse of Social Media, and How to Handle and Counsel Clients Who Use It[CC] Join our expert panelist as he explores strategies for representing clients who regularly use social media; study the ethical boundaries (improper use by lawyers); and risks associated with advising clients to "change" or "delete" social media.

    Speakers

    Claude Ducloux

    Law Office of Claude Ernest Ducloux

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    MCLE Information

    The ABA will seek 1.00 Ethics and Professional Responsibility CLE credit hours in 60-minute-hour states, and 1.20 Ethics and Professional Responsibility CLE credit hours in 50-minute states. Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules.

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