CLE# 2010-012AM: MORNING: Social Networking Sites - The Latest & Greatest Investigative Tool (But Beware of Ethical Traps)
2.0 General / 1.0 Ethics
Date: Thursday, October 14, 2010
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Social networking sites are among the most talked about areas of content growth on the Internet. As social networking sites have gained popularity, more and more lawyers are using sites such as Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, and LinkedIn for investigative research; discovery; trial preparation; sentencing; background checks of employees, clients, the opposition, other attorneys, jurors, and judges; locating missing people (heirs, witnesses, evasive defendants, or even escapees).
By attending this seminar, you will gain a competitive edge by learning how to elicit information from social networking sites to:
• Find out how to dig up "dirt" about the opposition
• Uncover information to attack a witness’ credibility
• Seek out the smoking gun
• Obtain useful background information about potential clients, potential hires, and the opposition
You will also learn how to avoid the ethical traps other attorneys have encountered when using social networking sites.
Also listed in:
Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR)
Technology and the Practice of Law