Looking for a program that meets your ENTIRE professional responsibility requirement? Look no further! This unique program features panels of legal ethics consultants, top lawyers and Illinois ARDC officials on six timely and practical topics relevant to your modern law practice. Complete this course and rest easy knowing you are DONE with your professional responsibility credit requirements, including mental health/substance abuse and diversity/inclusion.
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A walk through of the current digital landscape; where you should be, what you should be doing and how it relates to building a professional brand as an attorney. The session covers your Google listing, website, social media, Google pay-per-clicks, ads, video marking, reputation management and more. The goal is to provide participants with a basic understanding of where to focus their efforts and what boxes they need to check to build their business.
Discovery is key to effective representation in divorce cases. Learn about the document production required at the initial stages of a divorce case and the evidentiary value of recorded conversations, text messages, Facebook messages, emails and other communications.
Participants in the legal profession, need to monitor change and adjust to it. All attorneys should engage in Long-Range (or Strategic) Planning. This program addresses the requirements of the Court, professionalism, e-options, and social media in regards to effective communication.
The most talked about generation in a long time is bringing a changed mindset to the practice, and that’s good. And there’s a big chance that the changed way of approaching the practice is going to morph some key ethics concepts. In this program, Stuart Teicher, “the CLE Performer” will provide a warning to all— the changers and the changees. He’ll focus on the impact of Rule 1.4 Communication, 5.1 Supervision, and 2.1 Advisor.
Learn how to avoid potential ethical traps in researching social media profiles to uncover investigative/ background information about parties, witnesses, experts, jurors, etc., and, in some cases, to use this information as evidence. This program reviews pertinent ethics opinions issued by the ABA and bar associations in many jurisdictions; discusses relevant caselaw; reviews detailed guidelines for social media research issued by the New York State Bar’s Commercial and Federal Litigation Section; and ties them into the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct. The program will also explore: Who's your "friend?" Could "friending" violate the deception or ex parte communication ethical rules? Is it ethical to research the social media profiles of parties and witnesses during discovery or trial? Is it ethical to research the social media profiles of potential jurors before trial or seated jurors during trial? Could advising clients to delete, deactivate, or adjust privacy settings on their social networking accounts lead to an ethical violation or spoliation charge against you? How to configure security/privacy settings in your own profile to avoid ethical breaches. The seminar is partially based on the speakers' 55-page Social Media chapter from their book, "The Cybersleuth's Guide to the Internet."