Ethics Rules to Consider When Using Free Web Research and Social Media

  • Class: Ethics Rules to Consider When Using Free Web Research and Social Media
  • Run Time: 88 Minutes
  • Catalog: General
  • Presenter(s): David Dilenschneider, Brittany Nasradinaj
  • Class Type: OnDemand Training
  • Content Provider: LexisNexis

Description

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’s 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™. And what about Social Media? Do you use Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram? 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?

CLE Information

CLE Credit Available

State Accreditation

State Status Total Credits Type Of Credit Approved Thru
Alabama Approved 1.00 Ethics 12/31/2018
Alaska Approved 1.50 Ethics On-going
Arizona Approved 1.25 Ethics On-going
California Approved 1.25 Ethics 06/21/2022
Colorado Approved 1.25 Ethics 06/21/2022
Connecticut Approved 1.25 Ethics 06/21/2022
Florida Approved 2.00 Technology or Ethics 04/01/2019
Georgia Approved 1.50 Ethics 12/31/2018
Hawaii Approved 1.25 Ethics 06/21/2019
Illinois Approved 1.25 Ethics 08/31/2019
Kentucky Approved 1.50 Ethics 06/30/2019
Maine Approved 1.46 General 05/31/2019
Minnesota Approved 1.25 Ethics 09/06/2019
Missouri Approved 1.80 General On-going
Nebraska Approved 1.50 Ethics 06/22/2019
Nevada Approved 1.50 Ethics 12/31/2020
New Hampshire Approved 1.50 Ethics 06/21/2020
New Jersey Approved 1.25 Ethics 06/21/2022
New Mexico Approved 1.50 Ethics 06/21/2022
New York Approved 1.50 Ethics On-going
North Carolina Approved 1.25 Ethics 12/31/2018
North Dakota Approved 1.50 Ethics On-going
Ohio Approved 1.25 Ethics 12/31/2018
Oregon Approved 1.00 Ethics 08/31/2020
Approved 0.50 Practical Skills 08/31/2020
Pennsylvania Approved 1.00 Ethics 07/31/2019
Utah Approved 1.00 Ethics 12/31/2018
Vermont Approved 1.47 Ethics On-going
Virginia Approved 1.50 Ethics 10/31/2018
Washington Approved 1.25 Ethics 06/21/2022
West Virginia Approved 1.76 Ethics On-going
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Class Information

    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’s 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™. Does use of these resources put practitioners at risk of violating ethical canons? Worse yet

Prerequisites