January 15, 2011
Professionalism & Ethics in Today's Technology
In its September/October issue, “The Bencher,” the magazine of the American Inns of Court, published several helpful articles on the subject. Here are the articles available to the public online:
- Complex Ethical Issues of Social Media
- Transparency in E-Discovery: No Longer a Novel Approach
- Cloud Computing—Panacea or Ethical “Black Hole” for Lawyers
- Electronic Discovery and Social Networking Sites
- Judicial Ethics, The Internet, and Social Media
Here is the link that will lead you to the articles.
In case you are unfamiliar with the American Inns of Court, here is a brief description:
American Inns of Court (AIC) are designed to improve the skills, professionalism and ethics of the bench and bar. An American Inn of Court is an amalgam of judges, lawyers, and in some cases, law professors and law students. Each Inn meets approximately once a month both to "break bread" and to hold programs and discussions on matters of ethics, skills and professionalism.
The membership is divided into “pupillage teams,” with each team consisting of a few members from each membership category. Each pupillage team conducts one program for the Inn each year. Pupillage team members get together informally outside of monthly Inn meetings in groups of two or more. This allows the less-experienced attorneys to become more effective advocates and counselors by learning from the more-experienced attorneys and judges. In addition, each less-experienced member is assigned to a more-experienced attorney or judge who acts as a mentor and encourages conversations about the practice of law.
For more information, please visit www.innsofcourt.org