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Ethics: Social Media Do's & Don'ts

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Date Published

June 28, 2017


New York State Trial Lawyers Association




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Lawyers are now facing certain new challenges on a daily basis – those involving electronic discovery issues. The use of email, social media and other electronic means have significant implications for our clients and their cases.
This panel will use a factual scenario to examine various ethical issues that arise in the electronic world in which we live and litigate, including but not limited to: social media; inadvertent disclosure of confidential information; use of spyware; false evidence; discovery issues; and trial consequences. Applying the New York Rules of Professional Conduct, precedent and bar association opinions, we will explore the applicable practical and ethical concerns that come into play when these issues arise.
In addition, the panel will discuss developments in the lead case Galasso and its recent implications for civil liability. In doing so, we will review the “best practice” scenario for attorneys as it relates to a lawyer’s fiduciary responsibilities and reasonable reliance on others.

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Lenore Kramer, Esq.

Past President
Kramer & Dunleavy, LLP

Deborah A. Scalise, Esq.

Scalise & Hamilton, LLP

Hon. Betty Weinberg Ellerin, (Ret.)

Alston& Bird
Appellate Division, First Department

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Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

Ethics: Social Medias Do's & Don'ts - paper
Ethics: Social Medias Do's & Don'ts - Video
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How to Attend

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Technical Requirements
You may access this course on a computer or mobile device with high speed internet (iPhones require iOS 10 or higher). Recommended browsers are Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

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