Social Media: Ethical Considerations for All Lawyers
Program Number: 2438
Presenter: Steven C. Bennett, Esq., Park Jensen Bennett LLP
Social media has affected the legal profession in profound ways. As the technology and patterns of use of social media continue to evolve, ethics principles for counsel must necessarily adapt. In this program, Steve Bennett, Park Jensen Bennett LLP, reviews potentially applicable Model Rules of Professional Responsibility (including Model Rule 1.6 [confidentiality], Rule 4.1 [no false statements], Rule 5.1 [duty to supervise], Rule 7.2 [advertising], Rule 8.4 [no dishonesty]) and a host of recent ethics opinions, regarding advertising, solicitation and other contacts with prospective clients; confidentiality; and legitimate means of investigating witnesses and jurors through the use of social media.