Ethics on Friday: Social media – handcuff v adaptability

Friday 16th September, 2016 1:00 pm – Friday 16th September, 2016 2:00 pm
The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace Perth

Social media has changed the way we communicate and connect on a personal level including how lawyers advertise their services or make comments (or even conduct cyber bullying) through Blogs, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter and it is becoming prevalent in communications between lawyers, their clients and the courts.

However, ethical responsibility and the Professional Conduct Rules apply equally to social media and practitioners must be aware that they could potentially become the subject of a complaint or conduct investigation for a variety of reasons and even for inadvertent mistakes.

This seminar explores the pros and cons of social media including its responsible use, together with practical tips to avoid complaints relating to its use and real life case studies seen by the LPCC with commentary from the perspective of a member of the Young Lawyers Committee.

A light lunch will be provided.

Level: General

  • 1 points Competency 3 Ethics and Professional Responsibility


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Philippa Rezos
Senior Legal Officer
Manager (Rapid Resolution Team)
Legal Profession Complaints Committee

Alex Noonan
Macdonald Rudder

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