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Become a Social Media Ninja for Your Client at Trial

Ensure a fair trial for your clients.

Understand the laws surrounding social media use before, during, and after trial. There are over 3 billion people using social media every single day. What do you do when a juror in a multimillion dollar case posts information about your trial on Twitter® or Facebook®? Do you have an obligation to inform the judge? What are the ethical boundaries for using social media tools to screen potential jurors and monitor their usage throughout trial? This information is critical for attorneys who want to learn more about the tactical advantages and ethical pitfalls of using and monitoring juror social media before, during and after trial. Become social media ninjas and fight for an impartial jury for your clients. Various ethical guidelines being developed across the country to help give guidance to attorneys seeking information about potential jurors through social media will be explained and some of the most high profile cases when jurors simply could not resist the temptation to use social media during trial will be discussed.

Runtime: 87 minutes
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Agenda

Overview

  • Explosion of Use of Social Media and Why It Has Transformed Litigation Far More Than the Email Discovery Era
  • High Profile Examples of Tainted Trials Involving Juror Misconduct Involving Social Media

Background

  • Social Media Platforms You Need to Understand as a Lawyer
  • Why You Need to Stay Current and Active on Social Media

Overview of Rules and Case Law Developing Regarding Social Media Use Prior, During and After Trial

  • ABA Model Rules
    • Competent Representation: Model Rule 1.1
    • Comment 8 to Model Rule 1.1 Specifically References Technology
    • Model Rule 1.3 Provides That "(a) Lawyer Shall Act With Reasonable Diligence and Promptness in Representing a Client"
  • Jurisdiction Specific Rules
    • New York City Bar Opinion
    • Philadelphia Bar Opinion
    • San Diego Bar Opinion
  • Brief Case Law Overview

Social Media Best Practices for Ensuring a Fair Trial

  • Screening Jurors Using Social Media During Voir Dire
  • How to Access Information on Social Media Sites
    • Facebook®
    • Twitter®
    • LinkedIn®
  • Best Practices for Monitoring Social Media During Trial and Deliberations
  • Ethical Duties When You Discover Juror Misconduct During or After Trial
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This course was last revised on August 16, 2016.

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This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Faculty

Aliyya Z. Haque

Aliyya Z. Haque

Alston & Bird LLP

  • Attorney in the Atlanta office of Alston & Bird LLP
  • Contributor and panelist for social media related articles and seminars for litigators and in-house attorneys
  • J.D. degree, with honors, Emory University School of Law; B.A. degree, Stanford University
  • Can be contacted at 404-881-4412 or [email protected]
Colin Kelly

Colin Kelly

Alston & Bird LLP

  • Partner in the Atlanta office of Alston & Bird LLP
  • Nearly 15 of years of experience as national trial counsel to Fortune 500 companies involved in product liability and mass tort cases
  • Frequent contributor and moderator of social media related seminars and programs for litigators and in-house attorneys
  • Wrote the social media handbook for lawyers for the Defense Research Institute
  • J.D. degree, West Virginia University; B.A. degree, Davidson College
  • Can be contacted at 404-881-7670 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 399023
Published 2016
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