Legal Ethics and Social
Media:
Use in Litigation
Jonathan I. Ezor
Assistant Professor & Director
Touro Law Center for Inno...
Investigative Issues
• How are social media being used?
– Information about case?
– Information about opposing counsel? Ju...
http://ezor.org/czax6
http://ezor.org/am9oh
http://ezor.org/ry07c
http://ezor.org/fqbq1
http://ezor.org/r5k76
http://ezor.org/8k498
http://ezor.org/1eb3w
Evidence Collected in Violation of
Ethics Rules Probably Admissible,
But…
Lying To A Tribunal
• Model Rule 3.3 prohibits attorneys from
making a false statement of fact to a tribunal
• New connect...
http://ezor.org/5d3h9
Legal Ethics and Social Media: Use in Litigation
Legal Ethics and Social Media: Use in Litigation
Legal Ethics and Social Media: Use in Litigation
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Presentation by Jonathan I. Ezor of the Touro Law Center for Innovation in Business, Law and Technology at the 2013 ASRC/NAD conference in New York City on October 1, 2013

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Legal Ethics and Social Media: Use in Litigation

  1. 1. Legal Ethics and Social Media: Use in Litigation Jonathan I. Ezor Assistant Professor & Director Touro Law Center for Innovation in Business, Law and Technology jezor@tourolaw.edu @profjonathan 2013 NAD Conference October 1, 2013
  2. 2. Investigative Issues • How are social media being used? – Information about case? – Information about opposing counsel? Judge? – Information about parties? Witnesses? Jurors? • Front page article in Washington Post (May 29, 2010) about increasing use of subpoenas to obtain information from social networks: http://ezor.org/jpsvx
  3. 3. http://ezor.org/czax6
  4. 4. http://ezor.org/am9oh
  5. 5. http://ezor.org/ry07c
  6. 6. http://ezor.org/fqbq1
  7. 7. http://ezor.org/r5k76
  8. 8. http://ezor.org/8k498
  9. 9. http://ezor.org/1eb3w
  10. 10. Evidence Collected in Violation of Ethics Rules Probably Admissible, But…
  11. 11. Lying To A Tribunal • Model Rule 3.3 prohibits attorneys from making a false statement of fact to a tribunal • New connections via social media provide “channels” for discovery of such statements
  12. 12. http://ezor.org/5d3h9

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