Legal Ethics

Upcoming Free Live-Streamed Social Media Ethics CLE

social media ethics in lawChange may be the only constant in today’s legal profession. One of the biggest changes the profession is currently undergoing deals with the incorporation of social media and technology into the practice of law. In fact, it’s safe to say that it has become an integral part of the profession.

As more and more people in and outside of the courtroom adopt social media, ethics opinions arise seemingly daily. Now, more than ever before, the courts are dealing with issues of preservation of and access to information on the varying social platforms, as well as social media itself becoming part of the evidence in today’s cases. On top of that, lawyers and judges themselves are falling victim to ethical violations with their personal and promotional social media usage. So, what’s an attorney to do?

On February 16, 2017, Clifford Law Offices is hosting a free social media ethics CLE program and webinar. The CLE will be live-streamed and open to all professionals with an ARDC number. The program will take place at DePaul University College of Law in the DePaul Center from 2:30-4:30pm CST (note that the in-person attendance is sold out).

Clifford’s founder and Senior Partner, Richard A. Clifford, will moderate three panelists at the free CLE program entitled “Social Media Ethics Outside and In the Courtroom”. The panels include, John M. Barkett, Partner at Shook, Hardy & Bacon in Miami, Florida, Hon. Lynn M. Egan of the Cook County Circuit Court in Chicago, and Mark C. Palmer, Professionalism Counsel of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism.

In need of CLE? Good news. . .the social media ethics CLE and webinar has been approved for two hours of professional responsibility CLE credit in Illinois.

Registration is still open for the social media ethics CLE. For any additional questions or concerns, please call Clifford Law Offices at 312-756-7575 or email the law firm at We hope you can participate.

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