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Why Twitter is a Legal Ethics Disaster


Level: Intermediate
Runtime: 61 minutes
Recorded Date: December 06, 2018
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Agenda


  • Issue#1: When a Retweet Could Get You in Trouble
  • Issue#2: When Your Client Demands That You Tweet
  • Issue#3: Confidentiality & Privilege
  • Issue#4: Putting Pressure on your Adversary in the Court of Public Opinion
  • Issue#5: When Touting Your Achievements Can Get You in Trouble
  • Issue#6: Dishonesty
  • Issue#7: Establishing an Attorney/Client Relationship
Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: December 6th, 2018

Description

The title says it all. Lawyers can get into ethical trouble when we tweet— whether it’s in the course of their practice or on our own time. In this program, we’ll talk about conflict issues (Rule 1.7), misrepresentation concerns (Rule 4.1), and other dangers that lawyers face when using the platform.

This program was recorded on December 6th, 2018.

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Stuart I. Teicher, Esq.

Professional Legal Educator

Stuart I. Teicher, Esq. is a professional legal educator who focuses on ethics law. A practicing attorney for over 17 years, Stuart's career is now dedicated to helping fellow attorneys survive the practice of law and thrive in the profession. Mr. Teicher teaches seminars, provides in-house training to law firms and gives keynote speeches at conventions and association meetings. He also provides consultation and representation in attorney disciplinary matters.

Stuart helps attorneys get better at what they do (and enjoy the process) through his entertaining and educational CLE Performances. His expertise is in "Technethics," a term Stuart coined that refers to the ethical issues in social networking and other technology. Stuart also speaks about "Practical Ethics" -- those lessons hidden in the ethics rules that enhance a lawyer's practice.

Mr. Teicher is a Supreme Court appointee to the New Jersey District Ethics Committee where he investigates and prosecutes grievances filed against attorneys, an adjunct Professor of Law at Rutgers Law School in Camden, New Jersey where he teaches Professional Responsibility and an adjunct Professor at Rutgers University in New Brunswick where he teaches undergraduate writing courses.


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