How the Internet Is Making Lawyering Worse and How to Stay Good in Spite of It (Including 1 hour of Ethics)

Dan Schiavetta
Dan Schiavetta
Russo & Gould LLP

Dan Schiavetta, of counsel to Russo & Gould LLP in New York City, has been a litigator for 30 years and is admitted in all New York and New Jersey state and federal courts and the Second and Third Circuit Courts of Appeals.

Cari Sheehan
Cari Sheehan
IU Kelley School of Business

Cari Sheehan is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Business Law & Ethics at the IU Kelley School of Business – Indianapolis where she currently teaches Commercial Law and Business Ethics.

On-Demand: May 22, 2024

How the Internet Is Making Lawyering Worse and How to Stay Good in Spite of It (Including 1 hour of Ethics)

$195.00 2 hour CLE

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Program Summary

Session I - How the Internet Is Making Lawyering Worse and How to Stay Good in Spite of It – Daniel Schiavetta

Internet based technologies, such as email, document management software, teleconferencing, and ediscovery, for all their upsides, are in fact making it harder to do diligent lawyering. This course analyzes how technology has changed the way lawyers work and even think, and how some basic rules of evidence can no longer be followed. Due to professional pressures we are forced into technologies we don’t need and forced to practice in sloppy ways where mistakes are more likely. We are increasingly surrounded by “dark matter”, case file materials or relevant evidence which cannot be accessed and which we may not even know exists. Strange as it might seem much of our time now is waiting for software to execute, time which we cannot devote to other matters. The presentation ends with simple suggestions on how to get the digital beast under control.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • How digital technology affects a lawyer’s activities and thought processes in subtle and unsubtle ways
  • Deficiencies in litigation and document management that did not exist in the hard copy days
  • Common mistakes that were not made before
  • Strategies a lawyer can use to contain a file’s universe

Session II - Ethical Concerns: Social Media, advertising, and civility – Cari Sheehan

In social media usage by lawyers, maintaining confidentiality (Rule 1.6) and avoiding actions prejudicial to justice (Rule 8.4) are crucial. Adhering to advertising rules (7.1 to 7.5) ensures transparency and accuracy online. Ethical concerns arise with AI in marketing. Civility entails refraining from personal attacks, respecting differing views, and avoiding false information online. This session will cover these points and more.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • Discussion of Rule 1.6 (confidentiality) in relation to social media
  • Discussion of Rule 8.4 (prejudicial to the administration of justice/bias) in relation to social media
  • Discussion of Rules 7.1 to 7.5 regarding attorney advertising and their application to social media platforms
  • Discussion of the ethical implications in using artificial intelligence to assist in advertising and marketing online
  • Discussion of civility while on social media - the dos and do nots

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Closed-captioning available

Speakers

Dan-Schiavetta,-Jr._Russo-&-Gould-LLP_FedBarDan Schiavetta | Russo & Gould LLP

Dan Schiavetta, of counsel to Russo & Gould LLP in New York City, has been a litigator for 30 years and is admitted in all New York and New Jersey state and federal courts and the Second and Third Circuit Courts of Appeals. For 20 years he defended the Catholic Church in sexual abuse cases and other matters. He also has wide experience in insurance coverage litigation, nursing home defense, and appellate practice. He is a 1992 graduate of the University of California, Davis School of Law where he was a law review editor and moot court judge. In his previous career as a social worker he was the director of a crisis center and 24-hour hotline. He is also the author of “The Supreme Court for Short Attention Spans: 2000 Tiny Case Summaries Too Short to Bore You”, available on Amazon.

 

Cari Sheehan_FedBarCari Sheehan | IU Kelley School of Business

Cari Sheehan is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Business Law & Ethics at the IU Kelley School of Business – Indianapolis where she currently teaches Commercial Law and Business Ethics. Additionally, Ms. Sheehan is an Adjunct Professor at the Robert H. McKinney School of Law where she has taught courses in Appellate Practice and Procedure, Torts, and Professional Responsibility. In practice, Ms. Sheehan is a conflict ethics attorney at Scopelitis Garvin Light Hanson & Feary advising on ethical issues. Ms. Sheehan is a well-respected seminar and continuing legal education speaker covering a range of ethical issues across various platforms both locally and on a national level. Similarly, Ms. Sheehan authors a business ethics column in conjunction with the Hamilton County Business Journal about the benefits and pitfalls of business ethics.

Contact Info:
Email: [email protected]; or [email protected]

Tel:
(812) 239-4187

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/cari-sheehan-esq-7583ba3b

Agenda

Session I – How the Internet Is Making Lawyering Worse and How to Stay Good in Spite of It | 11:00am – 12:00pm

  • How digital technology affects a lawyer’s activities and thought processes in subtle and unsubtle ways | 11:00am – 11:15am
  • Deficiencies in litigation and document management that did not exist in the hard copy days | 11:15am – 11:30am
  • Common mistakes that were not made before | 11:30am – 11:45am
  • Strategies a lawyer can use to contain a file’s universe | 11:45am – 12:00pm

Break | 12:00pm – 12:10pm

Session II – Ethical Concerns: Social Media, advertising, and civility | 12:10pm – 1:10pm

  • Discussion of Rule 1.6 (confidentiality) in relation to social media | 12:10pm – 12:22pm
  • Discussion of Rule 8.4 (prejudicial to the administration of justice/bias) in relation to social media | 12:22pm – 12:34pm
  • Discussion of Rules 7.1 to 7.5 regarding attorney advertising and their application to social media platforms | 12:34pm – 12:46pm
  • Discussion of the ethical implications in using artificial intelligence to assist in advertising and marketing online | 12:46pm – 12:58pm
  • Discussion of civility while on social media – the dos and do nots | 12:58pm – 1:10pm