Saturday, February 4, 2017

February 16: Chicago - Social Media Ethics Inside and Outside the Courtroom #MCLE


Presented by:
Robert A. Clifford,
Founder and Senior Partner, Clifford Law Offices, Moderator


John M. Barkett
Shook, Hardy & Bacon, Miami, Florida
Hon. Lynn M. Egan
Cook County Circuit Court;
Illinois Supreme Court Executive Committee
Mark C. Palmer
Professionalism Counsel
Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism

Social media is now part of the fabric of practicing law. There are ethics opinions galore and not all of them are consistent. Courts are grappling with difficult issues of preservation of, or access to, information on social media sites, and even the more difficult issues of jurors who live on their mobile devices. Gumshoe detective work on witnesses and jurors is running up against professional misconduct concerns. And lawyers and judges themselves are sometimes the ethical focal point by their use of social media websites. The Illinois Supreme Court has appointed a commission that is looking into formulating rules to cover this area with a report expected in 2017, but before then, our panel will give you a number of important insights on how you should – and should not – conduct yourself consistent with your obligations under the rules of professional conduct. So don’t get bitten by a byte!

February 16, 2017
2:30-4:30 pm CST
Broadcast live via the Internet from the DePaul Center, Room 8005
One East Jackson Boulevard. 
Chicago, IL

This program has been approved for two (2) hours of professional responsibility credit in Illinois.

Clifford Law Offices has been approved by the State of Illinois as an accredited provider of mandatory continuing legal education programs in the state. Initially designed to help meet the state’s ethics credits for lawyers at the firm, Bob Clifford, founder and senior partner at the firm, decided as a measure of good will to offer the programs free to all lawyers in the state via the web. We look forward to providing this and other programs of interest to all lawyers.
More information can be found at the Clifford Law Offices' Continuing Legal Education Programs web page. For questions, please call Clifford Law Offices at 312-756-7575 or email