Beyond the Trash Bin: Proper Disposal of Electronic Data and Social Media Issues [incl. 1 Ethics hour]

$195.00

CLE credits earned: 1 GENERAL / 1 ETHICS (or 1 LAW & LEGAL / 1 ETHICS for WA state), 1.0 TECHNOLOGY / 1.0 ETHICS for FL, IL, and NC

Retention and disposition of electronic information are, in a sense, different sides of the same coin. Organizations must decide what should be retained as a “record” and when records can be disposed of. However, a failure to retain (or preserve) information can lead to sanctions. This presentation will address retention, disposition, and sanctions.

The second part of the presentation will address social media and how it might be used or misused by attorneys in the practice of law. Social media can be a source of relevant information by attorneys as well as a means to communicate with clients and to advertise. However, social media can carry ethical pitfalls. The presentation will look at the benefits and burdens of social media use.

Key topics to be discussed:

•   Creation/retention/disposition of electronic information
•   Imposition of sanctions for spoliation of electronic information
•   Competence in the use of social media
•   Maintaining confidentiality when using social media

Date / Time: April 30, 2020

•   2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
•   1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central
•   12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain
•   11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific

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•   Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
•   On-Demand Video: Access CLE 24/7 via on-demand library and watch program anytime. Qualifies for self-study CLE credit. On-demand versions are made available 7 business days after the original recording date and are view-able for up to one year.

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Original Broadcast Date: February 28, 2020

Ronald J. Hedges, J.D., is a Senior Counsel with Dentons US LLP. He served as a United States Magistrate Judge in the District of New Jersey from 1986 to 2017. Mr. Hedges is a frequent writer and speaker on various topics related to electronic information and is the principal author of Managing Discovery of Electronic Information: A Pocket Guide for Judges, Third Edition (Federal Judicial Center: 2017). His full biography is available at https://www.dentons.com/en/ronald-hedges.

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