No Reason to Be Anti-Social (Media): Your Ethical Obligations Regarding Social Media (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 2.0

MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 2.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $140.00 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 9/30/2019

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A pre-recorded streaming video replay from the October 2016 webcast, No Reason to Be Anti-Social (Media): Your Ethical Obligations Regarding Social Media.


Why Attend?

Learn how social media works and how to use it effectively and ethically.

  • Learn the ethical rules that can impact social media usage
  • Identify how social media impacts the practice and business of law with reference to real-world examples and hypotheticals
  • Learn best practices when dealing with social media

Social media, whether it is Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or another platform, is just a tool, used by clients/witnesses/jurors to express themselves and by lawyers in their practice or to market their business. Just like any other technological development, there are some disruptions, learning curves, and bumps to iron out. Just because it may be new or unfamiliar does not mean an attorney has to (or should) avoid social media.

This seminar will identify how social media impacts the practice and business of law, and best practices for attorneys when dealing with social media. It will discuss many of the popular social media platforms and work through the numerous Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct that apply to its use. Real-world examples and hypotheticals will be used to teach attorneys about their ethical obligations regarding social media and suggested use to help further their business.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Introduction to Social Media Sites
  • Ethical Concerns with Social Media
    • General duty of competence
    • Commenting on pending trials
    • Pretexting
    • Criticism of judges
    • Confidentiality
  • Marketing and Social Media Use
    • Marketing rules
    • Endorsements
    • Case results
    • Direct solicitation
    • Examples of ethical use in marketing
 



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ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Kellam T. Parks, Parks Zeigler, PLLC / Virginia Beach

Kellam T. Parks is a managing member of Parks Zeigler, PLLC in Virginia Beach, which is a paperless, technologically driven law practice.  He obtained his B.A. in Philosophy with honors, Summa Cum Laude from St. Andrews University in North Carolina in and earned his J.D. from the Marshall-Wythe College of Law at William and Mary.  He is a Tidewater native and has been practicing there for 16 years.

Mr. Parks is co-chair of the Technology and the Practice of Law Special Committee of the Virginia State Bar and frequently writes and speaks on the topic of the use of technology in the practice of law. He focuses his practice on Credit Reporting, Personal Injury, and Domestic Relations matters.

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