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New Technology, the Internet and Social Media: Ethical Pitfalls for Attorneys

Thursday, October 10, 2013 | 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Recent interpretations and changes in the Rules of Professional Conduct require that all attorneys evaluate the ethical implications of their use of new technology for communicating with clients, storing and accessing documents and information gathering. This fast paced, highly interactive program will explore how recent court decisions, New Jersey ethics opinions and changes to the ABA Model Rules have begun to shape the ethical terrain in the digital world. We will examine key areas in which attorneys must proceed with caution in taking advantage of the new technologies, including ethical issues presented by seemingly everyday activities:

• the use of e?mail to communicate with clients,
• the use of mobile applications on smart phones,
• the use of off?site third party services for e?mail or electronic file storage,
• using the Internet,
• maintaining a firm web page, and
• the use of social networks including Facebook, LinkedIn, blogs and chat rooms.
Faculty:Andrew L. Rossner, Esq.
Director, Rutgers Institute for Professional Education and
Associate Dean for Professional and Skills Education, Rutgers School of Law–Newark
Location:To be held at the offices of:
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
700 Alexander Park
Princeton, NJ 08540
Credits:CLE: NJ: 2.4 (incl. 2.4 ethics) | NY: 2.0 (incl. 2.0 ethics) | PA: 2.0 (incl. 2.0 ethics)
Subject Areas:Ethics
Legal Advertising
Law Practice Management
Detailed Information:Program Announcement