On Nov. 30th American Law School in Washington, D.C. will be hosting a conference discussing ethical issues that arise from litigating in the Digital Age. A portion of this conference will discuss how juries have been impacted. The brief write up on the conference is available below.
Social Networking and Litigation: Friend or Unethical Foe?
Litigation in the digital age presents novel and complicated ethical issues regarding social networking and internet search engines. As these sites grow in popularity, so do their value as investigative tools. However, attorneys must be aware of the ethical ramifications of exploiting these sites for potentially improper purposes, accessing information by unethical means, and the danger of inappropriate use by jurors. This conference will examine the ethical issues resulting from the use of these types of internet sites by the bench, bar, and jurors. To register for the conference go here.ing information by unethical means, and the danger of inappropriate use by jurors. This conference will exami