Ethics and Misuse of Social Media and How to Handle and Counsel Clients Who Use It

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 61 minutes
Recorded Date: January 28, 2021
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  • Disregarding confidentiality
  • Unethical information-gathering
  • Failure to asset client control
  • Evidence preservation & spoliation
  • Ethical conduct involving jurors
  • The impact of what YOU share
  • Reacting online reviews or critics
Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: January 28, 2021


Join our expert panelist as he explores strategies for representing clients who regularly use social media; study the ethical boundaries (improper use by lawyers); and risks associated with advising clients to "change" or "delete" social media.

This program was recorded on January 28th, 2021.

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Claude Ducloux

Attorney at Law
Law Office of Claude Ernest Ducloux

Mr. Ducloux is Board-certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in two areas: in Civil Trial Law (since 1984) and in Civil Appellate Law (since 1987, the year the certification was established).

He also served as Chair of the TBLS Board of Directors (1997-1998) in the final year of his four-year term, after serviceon the Civil Trial Law Advisory Committee from 1986 through 1994.

A significant bar of Mr. Ducloux's practice involves writing, teaching, lecturing and representation of clients, including lawyers in the area of Legal Ethics and Professionalism. Claude served as Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Texas Center of Legal Ethics and Professionalism for two years, and has written extensively on legal ethics issues.

Over the years, Claude has authored, co-authored and appeared in more than 100 ethics articles and videos for lawyers on issues as diverse as office management, conflicts of interest, and grievance prosecution and defense. Of special note is his authorship of significant portions of the first interactive ethics presentation, "Ethics Jeopardy," based upon vignettes and audience participation in selecting appropriate resolutions.

Effective January 1, 2018, the Supreme Court of Texas appointed Claude to a three-year term on the Supreme Court on Disciplinary Rules and Referenda.

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