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Ethical Implications of Social Media for Attorneys

Ethical Implications of Social Media for Attorneys

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Ethical Implications of Social Media for Attorneys

Live Webinar: Wednesday, February 13, 2019

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Central / 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern

WEBINAR SNAPSHOT: There is no how-to manual when it comes to social media ethics for attorneys – join this webinar to learn how to handle social media in your practice.


There is no “dos and don’ts” manual for attorneys to consult to decide how they can and cannot use social media to better serve themselves and their clients. Yet, the compulsion for any business to have an internet presence is nearly inescapable. As a result, more legal professionals, and businesses, are building an online presence – especially in the realm of social media.

Within that realm, there are growing concerns regarding the uncertainty of what practices constitute an ethical violation. The American Bar Association Model Rules of Professional Conduct is silent on the ethical implications of social media; however, there have been some ethics opinions issued. Unfortunately, many ethical questions still do not have a clear-cut answer.

In this one-hour webinar, Ms. Durrett will review some areas of concern and potential ethical implications that you may not have considered. The topics covered will help you ensure that you are not overlooking an area of social media use that could have a negative impact on your career! In addition, this webinar may enable you to help guide your clients as well so that they are also aware of the potential ramifications of unethical social media use.

Join us for this one-hour webinar covering:  

  • Ethical Duties Implicated by Social Media Use 
  • Competence 
  • Diligence 
  • Confidentiality 
  • Supervision 
  • Attorney Conduct and Social Media Use 
  • Advertising 
  • Misrepresentation 
  • Legal Advice and Social Media Communications 
  • Social Media & Litigation 
  • Communications with Represented Clients 
  • Research for Jury Selection 


About Your Presenter:

Jamie Durrett is an attorney with Batson Nolan, PLC, in Clarksville. She currently practices in the areas of civil litigation, with specific focus on civil rights, Governmental Tort Liability Act claims, insurance coverage, and healthcare liability. Ms. Durrett earned her B.S. degree, summa cum laude, from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee; and her J.D. degree from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. Ms. Durrett is a member of the Alabama State Bar; the Defense Research Institute; The Florida Bar; the Tennessee Bar Association; the District of Columbia Bar Association; the Montgomery County Bar Association and Young Lawyers Division. She currently serves as the delegate of the 19th Judicial District to the Tennessee Bar Association House of Delegates and the 10th District Representative to the Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. She is the contributing author of “Closing Arguments: Through the Eyes of a Trial Advocate” by Kevin Kennedy, American Journal of Trial Advocacy, Vol. 30:3, Spring 2007. Ms. Durrett has been selected by the American Society of Legal Advocates as a Top 40 Litigation Lawyer Under 40 in the state of Tennessee from 2014 to present.

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