Social Media and the Lawyer's Evolving Duty of Technological Competence

Legal Ethics, Vol. 17, No. 3, 2014, Forthcoming

5 Pages Posted: 14 Nov 2014

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Benjamin P. Cooper

University of Mississippi School of Law

Date Written: November 12, 2014

Abstract

Can lawyers advise their clients what to post on social media and to "clean up" what they have previously posted? This short article, which will appear as the Correspondent's Report from the United States in the journal Legal Ethics, argues that the lawyer's duty of competence requires that they know how to answer these questions. The article also discuss two recent ethics opinions that help lawyers fulfill that duty.

Suggested Citation

Cooper, Benjamin P., Social Media and the Lawyer's Evolving Duty of Technological Competence (November 12, 2014). Legal Ethics, Vol. 17, No. 3, 2014, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2523603

Benjamin P. Cooper (Contact Author)

University of Mississippi School of Law ( email )

Lamar Law Center
P.O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677
United States

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