Course XIV

How to Utilize Social Media to Benefit Your Law Practice

Seminar Sponsor:
Technology 4 Attorneys, LLC


*Approved for 6.0 Hrs CLE credit by the Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners (including 1.0 Hr EthicsPR)
*Approved for 6.0 Hrs MCLE credit by the West Virginia State Bar (including 2.4 Hrs Office Mgmt / Ethics)


Kenneth O. Kreis, J.D., a former Assistant Attorney General, State of Illinois, and a former Assistant District Attorney, 47th Judicial District, State of Texas, has engaged in the private practice of law in Idaho for more than 30 years, and has been General Manager of Technology 4 Attorneys, LLC, for the past 10 years.  In addition, he has undertaken specific training and research into web page design issues, html coding, computer hardware, and software issues. He has lectured at over 300 approved CLE seminars in 15 different states during that time period on law related technology topics. Some of these programs have been co-sponsored by three state bar associations and two regional law schools on multiple occasions during the prior 10 years. He teaches this program in an understandable and non technical manner limiting the use of tech terminology as appropriate.

AGENDA TIMELINE: 5.0 CLE CREDIT HOURS (1.0 Hour of Ethics) (based upon 60 minute hours)

8:30 am - 9:00 am REGISTRATION

9:00 am - 10:30 am
Section I: Using Social Media as an Investigative Tool

A. General issues to consider in using social media
B. 10 tips and techniques to improve investigations
C. Investigating in divorce cases
D. Investigating in criminal cases
E. Investigating in employment / worker's comp cases

10:30 am - 10:45 am MORNING BREAK

10:45 am - 11:45 am
Section II: Defending Social Media Investigations

A. Legal defenses to consider
B. 10 tips and techniques to utilize in protecting your clients
C. Counseling clients on using social media
D. Metadata risks using social media

11:45 pm - 1:00 pm LUNCH BREAK

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Section III: Problems with Social Media Evidence

A. Recent cases involving social media evidence

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Section IV: Social Media as Lawyer Advertising Tool

A. Lawyer advertising issues in general
B. Using LinkedIn as an effective advertising tool
C. Blogging issues for lawyers
D. Twitter & Facebook issues for lawyers

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm AFTERNOON BREAK

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Section V: The Ethics of Social Media...Continued

A. Considering various ethical issues with social media
B. Numerous opinions on use / abuse of social media