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Webinar Replay: 5 Ethical Reasons for California Lawyers to Shut Up on Twitter

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This program offers 1 participatory MCLE credit; 1 Ethics. You must register in advance to participate:

The title says it all. Lawyers can get into ethical trouble when we tweet whether it’s in he course of their practice, or on our own time. Join the “CLE Performer”, Stuart Teicher, Esq., as he talks about misrepresentation concerns (Rule 4.1), problems with self-promotion (Rule 7.1) and the conflict issues (Rule 1.7) that lawyers face when using the Platform.

  1. “Communication” issues :00 – :11
    • The term is being redefined under Twitter – A “retweet” might be a communication
    • Rule 4.1 misrepresentation implications
  2. Positional conflicts, Rule 1.7 and the Restatement factors :11 – :20
  3. Talking politics on line :20 – :27
    • Professionalism concerns
    • Personal Conflicts, Rule 1.7
  4. Problems with self-promotional posts :27 – :43
    • Rule 7.1, also Comment [3] and [4]
    • Problematic claims of specialization: Rule 7.4
  5. Tweeting while driving— criminal liability and ethical problems under
  6. (bonus item!) The problems with tweeting and Trial Publicity Rule 3.6 :49 – :60

Speaker: Stuart Teicher, Esq,

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