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A Lawyer's Ethical Duty to be Proficient in Today’s Technology and to be Circumspect when Using it

In this webinar, Lynn Barrett explored a lawyer's ethical duty to be proficient in today's technology utilizing the ABA's Model Rules as a guide. Issues relating to a lawyer's use of social media and other technology will be explored, including a lawyer's "duty to google," duty to preserve social media posts, and duty to maintain client confidentiality when using the internet. Additional issues included when "friending" can cause unexpected problems, issues that may arise when emailing and texting, and using technology as a "weapon" against adversaries. Suggestions for best practices and how to avoid technological pitfalls were explored.

Don Romano, Foley & Lardner LLP

Lynn Barrett, Barrett Law PA