Social Media for Litigators: Admissibility and Ethical Requirements (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 1.0

MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 1.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $149 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 05/31/2020


A pre-recorded streaming video replay from the May 2017 webcast, Social Media for Litigators: Admissibility and Ethical Requirements.

Program Benefits

  • Understand your ethical duties as they relate to the use of technology
  • Explore how to implement some technological best practices
  • Gain an appreciation for the value of social media as evidence
  • Learn how to collect, preserve, and admit social media evidence in court

Technology in general, and social media in particular, are no longer issues that may be blissfully ignored by lawyers. Recent amendments to Rules of Professional Responsibility 1.1 and 1.6 related to Competence and Confidentiality make it clear that lawyers have a duty to understand relevant technology to a “reasonable” degree, the exact contours of which remain yet unclear. As a further matter of Competence, understanding social media is especially necessary for litigators, as its very existence can be a boon—or bust—for your case. Finding, preserving, and ultimately successfully introducing it at trial are skills important as any other.

This seminar will explore both of these topic areas to ensure you are employing technological best practices with regard to your use of technology, and can exploit that knowledge at trial in the appropriate case.





Les S. Bowers, Gentry Locke / Roanoke
David W. Thomas, MichieHamlett / Charlottesville

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