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Webinar - The Ethics of Social Media Research

Learn how to avoid potential ethical traps when you research social media profiles for investigative/background purposes and to use as evidence. The seminar* is partially based on the speakers’ fifty-five page Social Media chapter from their book, “The Cybersleuth’s Guide to the Internet".

When: January 31, 2018
11:00 am -12:00 am
Where: Webinar
United States
Contact: Meagan Gallagher
(406) 447-2206

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The Ethics of Social Media Research 

-1.0 Live Ethics CLE Credit Pending 


The Speakers will review:

-Social Media Research Ethical Guidelines

-State Bar, Local Bar, and ABA Ethics Opinions

-Cases Decided in Various States

-How They All Tie into the ABA model Rules of Professional Conduct 


The Program will also explore:

-Who's your friend? Could "friending" violate the deception or ex parte communication ethical rules? 

-Whether it is ethical to research the social media profiles of parties and witnesses during discovery or trial?

-Whether it is ethical to research the social media profiles of potential jurors before trial or seated jurors before and during trial? 

-If advising clients to delete, deactivate, or adjust privacy settings on their social networking accounts lead to an ethical violation or spoliation charge? 

- Configuring security/privacy settings in your own profile to avoid ethical breaches. 


Speaker Information:

Carole A. Levitt, President of Internet for Lawyers and Mark E. Rosch, Vice-President have been internationally recognized CLE seminar speakers--full-time since 1999 and best-selling ABA Law Practice Division authors. Their areas of expertise are: Internet investigative, legal, and social media research; social media ethics; Google search; and Google cloud Apps. 


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