Using information from social networks: what’s ethical & what’s not. Be sure your own profile conforms to ethics rules and advertising regulations. Is it acceptable to research job applicants’ public statements, photos, and social activity? Who’s your friend? Can “friending” ever be construed as deceptive, or as a misrepresentation, or an ex parte communication? Can social networking ever be construed as the unauthorized practice of law? Inadvertently forming an attorney-client relationship. Much more!
Carole Levitt and Mark Rosch, principals of Internet For Lawyers (IFL), are nationally acclaimed speakers and ABA authors who focus on Internet research and social networking for lawyers. They co-authored three books (The Lawyer’s Guide to Fact Finding on the Internet, The Cybersleuth’s Guide to the Internet, and Find Info Like a Pro). Carole and Mark present seminars throughout the U.S. (including 7 years in a row in Alaska). Carole practiced law in California, taught legal research and writing at PepperdineLawSchool, and was a law librarian in Chicago and Los Angeles. In addition to speaking and writing, Mark is the developer and manager of IFL’s Web site and more recently, IFL’s Facebook Fan page. He also tweets about legal technology and Internet research.