NO CLE - The Ethical Duty of Investigation: Does It Reach into Social Media?

Parties can view social media as a treasure-trove of information: Does a debtor discuss assets on Facebook that are not found on the schedules? Do parties make statements in their online posts that conflict with legal positions they are taking in bankruptcy court? Does the ethical duty of a reasonable investigation encompass an obligation to investigate a client’s social media activity? This panel of experts will review the ethical obligations of investigating social media websites of clients and parties, and what may — and in some cases, must — be done to remain zealous advocates.

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