Hidden Perils of Blackberries, Blogging & Twittering

Date: November 11, 2009
Duration: 96 minutes

111109 Ethics

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Agenda and Speakers

How to Use Technology Effectively and Ethically
• Discussion of new technologies and how to use them effectively in your practice – BlackBerry, iPhone, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, email, etc.
• What is considered advertising when using these mediums and what are the ethical boundaries? (Model Rules 7.1-7.3)
• Hidden and obvious ethical concerns with internet based communications and social networking sites
• New technological advances and electronic filing options with courts and associated ethical concerns (Model Rule 1.6)
• Duty of confidentiality in light of new wireless devices and other technologies (Model Rule 1.6)
• Scope of privilege and internal firm communications (Model Rules 5.1-5.3)
• When does a client become a client, in today’s day and age? (Model Rule 1.18)
• New federal rules regarding inadvertent disclosures

Faculty:
Hillel Parness, Esq., Lovells LLP, New York
Josh King, Vice President of Business Development & General Counsel, Avvo, Inc., Seattle
Todd Marlin, Managing Director, Navigant Consulting, Inc., New York