Continuing Legal Education

The Intersection of Social Media and the Practice of Law

June 6, 2013
Lunch 12:00-12:45 p.m.; CLE 1:00-4:15 p.m.
3.00 MCLE hours, including 3.00 Professional Responsibility MCLE credit hours (PMCLE credit subject to approval)
Co-sponsored by Sangamon County Bar Association

Springfield
Hilton Springfield
700 E. Adams Street
(map and directions)



Learn to effectively and ethically address social media issues in your practice!

Don’t miss this opportunity to fully explore social media – from the various types of social media available and the challenging issues that can arise when incorporating it into your practice, to using social media as evidence in the courtroom and the issues that can arise when jurors use social media and the Internet during a trial.

Program Coordinator:
Shirley Wilgenbusch,
Research Director, Fourth District Appellate Court, Springfield

 

 

Agenda

12:00 – 12:45 p.m. Welcome Lunch
Andrew M. Ramage
, SCBA President, Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP, Springfield
John E. Thies, ISBA President, Webber & Thies, P.C., Urbana

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.  Social Media in Your Practice*
This comprehensive overview explores the available types of social media, how to incorporate social media into your practice, and how to access it as evidence for your cases. The issues associated with employment law and social media are also discussed.
Peter M. LaSorsa, The Law Offices of Peter M LaSorsa, Mapleton
Bryan M. Sims, Sims Law Firm, Ltd., Naperville

2:00 – 2:15 p.m.  Break (refreshments provided)

2:15 – 3:15 p.m.  Professional Responsibility, Ethics, and Social Media Update*
As an integrated part of our modern culture, social media is working its way into all areas of the legal practice – which presents new and challenging benefits and risks to attorneys. Join us for this informative presentation that identifies some of those risks and discusses how to address them.
Mary F. Andreoni, Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, Chicago

3:15 – 4:15 p.m.  Social Media in the Courtroom*
Don’t miss this exploration of social media in the courtroom – from the relevant case law addressing the legal and evidentiary issues created by modern social media, to jurors using social media and the Internet during a trial. Additional topics include the challenges created by social media evidence and using social media as evidence in the courtroom. A discussion concerning how to address these challenges is also included through the use of hypothetical scenarios.
Peter M. LaSorsa, The Law Offices of Peter M LaSorsa, Mapleton
Hon. Steven H. Nardulli, 7th Judicial Circuit, Springfield
Bryan M. Sims, Sims Law Firm, Ltd., Naperville
Hon. Ronald D. Spears, 4th Judicial Circuit, Taylorville

 

 

*Professional Responsibility MCLE credit subject to approval