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Clifford Law Offices Sponsoring a Free Webinar on Social Media Ethics

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Clifford Law Offices, an accredited CLE provider in Illinois, is sponsoring the FREE webinar, “Social Media Ethics Outside and in the Courtroom.”

Presented by:

  • Robert A. Clifford, Founder and Senior Partner, Clifford Law Offices

Moderator Panelists:

  • John M. Barkett, Partner, Shook, Hardy & Bacon, Miami, Florida
  • Hon. Lynn M. Egan, Cook County Circuit Court; Illinois Supreme Court Executive Committee
  • Mark C. Palmer, Professionalism Counsel, Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism

Social media is now part of the fabric of practicing law. There are ethics opinions galore and not all of them are consistent. Courts are grappling with difficult issues of preservation of, or access to, information on social media sites, and even the more difficult issues of jurors who live on their mobile devices. Gumshoe detective work on witnesses and jurors is running up against professional misconduct concerns. And lawyers and judges themselves are sometimes the ethical focal point by their use of social media websites. The Illinois Supreme Court has appointed a commission that is looking into formulating rules to cover this area with a report expected in 2017, but before then, our panel will give you a number of important insights on how you should – and should not – conduct yourself consistent with your obligations under the rules of professional conduct. So don’t get bitten by a byte!

Date: Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017

Time: 2:30-4:30 pm CST

Place: Broadcast live via the internet from the DePaul Center, Room 8005 One East Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL

This program has been approved for two (2.0) hours of professional responsibility credit by the Illinois Commission on Professionalism.

Registration is required to attend the free program. In-person space is limited so please reserve your spot – first come, first served. To register, click here.