Should We Outlaw Twitter for Lawyers?
Should We Outlaw Twitter for Lawyers?
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Presenter: Stuart Teicher

1.5 Units in Legal Ethics

Just because we could say things on social media doesn’t mean we should say those things. In fact, there are a variety of professional conduct concerns for lawyers when they use these platforms…so maybe we shouldn’t use them altogether? Join Stuart Teicher as he argues the professionalism justification for banning lawyers from these things. Topics covered include:

How lawyers’ behavior “on our own time” office is regulated by the ethics rules
Just because a lawyer “could” say something on Twitter, doesn’t mean we “should” say it — how professionalism is different from ethics.
The mental health ramifications of lawyers’ use of Twitter.
How Twitter destroys lawyer competence

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