Internet Ethics

The Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct indicate that "a lawyer should keep abreast of changes in the law and its practice, including the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology," in order to maintain professional competence. This class will help you with that.

We'll start with a review of legacy ethics opinions regarding email and websites. Then we'll look at more recent opinions dealing with social media: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and online review sites such as Avvo and Yelp. The last part of the class will explore potential ethical issues with new and emerging technologies such as HTTPS, 2-Step verification, cloud backups, encryption, biometric verification, and more.

Jenkins Law Library, an accredited provider under the Pennsylvania CLE Board's Rules, will serve as the CLE provider for this course. The course has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.0 hour of CLE credit in ethics.

This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.0 hour of total CLE credit in ethics/professionalism.

Registration options

Wednesday, July 31, 2019
12:30pm to 1:30pm
17 seats remaining (30 max)
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
12:30pm to 1:30pm
23 seats remaining (30 max)