Who’s Your Friend? Learn How To Use Social Media For Research and As Evidence…Ethically

Thursday, July 16, 2015 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Program Co-Instructor
Carole Levitt
Internet for Lawyers


Program Co-Instructor
Mark Rosch
Vice President,
Internet for Lawyers


  • Discover how attorneys are using social media sites (Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Google+, and LinkedIn) for discovery, trial preparation, direct examination, cross-examination, background checks, and locating missing persons and learn how to get profiles admitted into evidence. Don’t be left behind in exploiting this gold mine of information. Also, find out about potential social media ethical traps and how to avoid them with a review of New York’s (and the ABA, as well as other states’) social media guidelines, ethics rules, ethics opinions, and court opinions. You will receive social media research instruction and ethics tips from recognized Internet research authorities – Carole Levitt, Esq. and Mark Rosch, co-authors of the book, The Cybersleuth’s Guide to the Internet (IFL Press, 2015) and 7 ABA books.

    Special Bonus: All attendees will receive The Cybersleuth’s Guide to the Internet (IFL Press 2015) as part of this seminar. This book features a fifty-five page chapter dedicated solely to conducting social media research and summaries of 15 social media ethics opinions and many court opinions.

  • Program Co-Instructors:

    Carole Levitt, President, Internet for Lawyers

    Mark Rosch, Vice President, Internet for Lawyers

  • 9:00 – 10:15 Successfully navigate through many social media sites to:                   
    • obtain useful background information about parties, lawyers, judges, experts, and current & potential clients
    • find information to attack a party or witness’ credibility
    • uncover fraud
    • seek out the smoking gun
    • Overcome social media discovery and authentication issues
    • Introduce social media profiles into evidence
    10:15 – 10:30 Break
    10:30  – 12:00

    Avoid potential social media ethical traps by:

    • being careful about who you friend
    • finding out whether “friending” can ever be construed as deceptive, a misrepresentation, or an ex parte communication
    • learning when you can use information from social media for investigative purposes
    • discovering why you should monitor a juror’s social media posts before, during, and after trial
    • finding out about lawyers and judges who faced social media ethics violations
    • correctly advising clients about “cleansing” their profiles
    • configuring security/privacy settings in your profile and more!


  • New York Credit: 3.0 total: 1.5 Skills & 1.5 Ethics
    California Credit: 3.0 total: 1.5 General MCLE & 1.5 Ethics
    New Jersey Credit: 3.3 total: 1.5 General MCLE & 1.8 Ethics
    Pennsylvania Credit: 2.5 total: 1.0 General MCLE & 1.5 Professional Responsibility

    This program provides transitional/non-transitional credit to all attorneys.

  • Save $$ on DVDs & CDs

    *DVDs $199 Member/$299 Nonmember

    *CDs $149 Member/$229 Nonmember

    *Materials Only (no CLE credit):$99 Member/$129 Nonmember

    * New York residents will be charged the New York sales tax for all audio visual purchases.

  • Can’t make it to the program in person? You can attend this program from your office or home. Register and view by clicking on the Casemaker logo below:

  • Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Ann Rappleye, Director, City Bar Center for CLE | (212) 382-6606 | ARappleye@nycbar.org

    Darianne De Leon, Program & Sponsorship Coordinator, City Bar Center for CLE | (212) 382-6731 | ddeleon@nycbar.org