TexasBarCLE Presents:
How Social Media Affects Lawyers Judges and Juries

Tuesday, February 11th
12:o0 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

MCLE Credit: 1 hr ethics

MCLE No: 901281429
Registration: $85
($65 for State Bar College Members)
See Instructions for Accessing Seminar

Social media is here to stay, and lawyers are and will be utilizing it both for personal and professional use. Like atomic energy, social media can provide power to run your life and practice, but it can also explode into unimagined problems if misused! This webcast will provide tips for avoiding some of the landmines that are present for lawyers, Judges and Juries.

Lawyers: In using social media, lawyers are subject to the Advertising Rules contained in Part 7 of the Texas Rules of Disciplinary Conduct. What do lawyers need to do to avoid violating these Rules? Also, what are the dangers with Pre-texting, spoliation of evidence and ex-parte communications? And what are the best practices that lawyers should keep in mind when using social media, either personally or professionally?

Judges: What problems do Judges potentially face by communicating with lawyer and party "Friends" on social media? Should Judges check what their lawyer "friends" say they are doing on social media to help decide credibility issues that are pending before them? What are the issues and limits on discovery of social media of litigants?

Juries: Social media has changed the trial landscape. Jurors can quickly and easily Google the parties, lawyers, the Judge and the claims and defenses at issue at trial. What can lawyers and Judges do to ensure that the litigants get a fair trial under our justice system?


Mr. Dylan O. Drummond, Austin
K&L Gates

Hon Tonya Parker, Dallas
116th Civil District Court

Mr. Robert L. Tobey, Dallas
Johnston-Tobey PC


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