The Ethics of Social Media in Litigation and Court

Presented by the Bar Association of San Francisco

The Ethics of Social Media in Litigation and Court

Handling Social Media in a Litigation Practice and Avoiding Ethical Lapses

Date November 10, 2020
Program 9:00 - 10:15 a.m.
MCLE 1 Hour


Claude Ducloux

In this excellent presentation trial lawyers will see dozens of examples of social media use which is unethical, resulting in everything from mistrials, disciplinary actions and disbarment, to huge financial sanctions. Additionally, the important duty of managing clients’ social media during litigation is thoroughly discussed with proposed forms. Finally, the appropriate and ethical way to use social media to respond to negative reviews online is not to be missed.


  • Historical Statistics on Social Media, and Uses by Lawyers
  • Advising Clients on Use/NonUse during litigation (sample forms)
  • Unethical info-gathering; Evidence spoliation; Confidentiality
  • Reacting to Online Reviews


The program is a Pre-Conference Workshop for the Cybersecurity and Privacy Law Conference.

For a printable flyer, click here.

Event Code: G201630


 $30 Nonmember


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To receive MCLE credit, you must sign in during the designated MCLE registration period. This activity is approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California. BASF is a certified provider: Provider #103

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11/10/2020 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Online Only San Francisco, CA

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