Sean Carter: Legal Ethics in the Age of AI and Social Media

Date: Dec 30, 2023 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location: Online

Member Price: $172

Non-Member Price: $215

Event Code: I139923

Areas of Law: Ethics

Earn up to 4.5 credits, including 4.5 in Ethics! (More Information)





Sean Carter, Esq.
Humorist At Law, Mesa

Social media and artificial intelligence (AI) are here to stay. They are drastically changing the ways in which we all live and work. While these technological advances offer many advantages for lawyers, they also present some additional ethical pitfalls for the unwary legal practitioner.

Join Sean Carter as he demonstrates both the power and pitfalls of this journey into a brave new technological world in a humorous manner.

Program Agenda:

  • 9:00 - Yelp, I’ve Fallen into Social Media and I Can’t Get Out: The Ethical Pitfalls of Social Media
    Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and the other social media tools have become ubiquitous in our high-tech society. And while social media can undoubtedly help lawyers to enhance their networks of colleagues, clients and prospective clients, it can also ensnare the unwary in a web of ethical violations, such as:
    • Breaches of confidentiality; 
    • Incompetence;
    • Unauthorized practice of law;
    • False or misleading advertising;
    • Unethical solicitations; 
    • Failure to communicate with clients;
    • Unlawful discovery practices; and
    • Breaches of gag orders.
  • 10:45 - Break
  • 11:00 - ChatOMG: The Ethical Pros & Cons of Using AI in Legal Practice
    Artificial intelligence is coming and it will completely remake the legal landscape in a remarkably short period of time. These changes will allow for currently unimaginable efficiencies in the provision of legal services, but they will also create a slew of ethical pitfalls for lawyers who fail to look before leaping into this "brave new world.”

    Using live demonstrations, you will learn how AI can help you perform legal research, discovery, brief writing and contract drafting with almost unbelievable speed and be made aware of the possible ethical problems of this new and promising technology as it applies to:
    • Billing;
    • Client communication;
    • Competence;
    • Confidentiality; and
    • Diversity and inclusion.
  • 1:00 - Adjourn

CLE Credits
NJ CLE:NJ CLE information: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 4.5 hours of total CLE credit, including 4.5 in Ethics (Full Credits Available: NJ Ethics: 4.5).
NY CLE (t&nt):NY Ethics Transitional: 4.5
PA CLE:PA Ethics Credit: 3.5
New: No PACLE fee is required for this program. To earn PA CLE credits, a valid PA Bar ID number must be entered into the CLE form provided after attending the program.

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