Ethics: Lawyers, Judges, Juries and Social Media *** 50% OFF - LAST CHANCED

Legal Area:        Ethics Litigation Trial
Total Credit Hours:        1.00
Ethics Credit Included:        1.00
Registration Fee:        $25.00
Course Materials:        textaudio
Session END DATE:        04/30/2019
Information:        ONLY $12 Code: SAVE50

** available at any time of day and in time increments convenient to you through date referenced above ** is pleased to present a special online ethics course that covers ethical issues pertaining to the use of the Internet and social media, principally Facebook, by attorneys in their law practices. During this presentation, ethical considerations are analyzed relative to lawyers' use of social media (such as the investigation of jurors, the propriety of judicial use of the Internet to conduct factual research (such as by using Google maps), how to ethically control juror misuse of social media and the Internet, etc.). This course features an audio presentation by Professor David Hricik of Mercer University School of Law, in which he discusses the issues outlined below. You can access this presentation on demand at any time during the course of the seminar session. The course is accredited for 1.0 hour of MCLE credit in legal ethics.

Subjects to be discussed during this course include:

  • Whether a lawyer should be "friends" with a judge on Facebook

  • The ethical obligation to use technology to investigate jurors

  • The ethical limitations on using Facebook to investigate jurors

  • The limitations on judicial use of the Internet to conduct factual investigation

  • How to control juror misuse of social media, the Internet, and Twitter

The speaker for this course is Professor David Hricik, of Mercer University School of Law in Macon, Georgia. Professor Hricik received his undergraduate degree magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Arizona, where he majored in English. He received his law degree with honors from Northwestern University School of Law. He practiced with Baker Botts and small litigation boutiques from 1988 to 2002, litigating cases primarily involving patent infringement, legal malpractice, and general complex commercial matters. In 2002, he joined Mercer University School of Law, where he teaches legal ethics, patent law and litigation, federal civil procedure, and other courses. In 2012-13, he served as law clerk to Chief Judge Randall R. Rader at the Federal Circuit. He rejoined Mercer and also became Of Counsel to Taylor English Duma, LLP, where he continues to represent clients in patent and complex litigation.

Professor Hricik was elected to the American Law Institute in 2016. He has authored the only treatise on ethical issues in patent litigation, and co-authored the only treatise on ethical issues in patent prosecution. In addition to serving leadership positions on ethics committees with the AIPLA and ABA and serving as an expert witness, he has written dozens of articles and given well over 100 presentations on issues at the intersection of ethics and patents. His articles and testimony have been adopted by both state and federal courts.  A more extensive biography for Professor Hricik may be found on the law school's website.


This course is approved for credit by the MCLE Committees of the STATE BAR OF TEXAS and the STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA (MCLE Provider #8648).
These are not self-study credits, but rather 'participatory' credits as you would receive for attending a traditional, live CLE seminar.

In addition, regular CLE credits for this seminar may also be available in a number of other states through CLE Reciprocity, such as FLORIDA, or as an "Approved Jurisdiction", such as TENNESSEE.  Please check with the Tennessee State Bar for accreditation information.

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