"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity" - Albert Einstein
Was Albert Einstein right? Do ethics disappear with growth in technology? The undeniable fact is that we are all looking to expand our professional presence in this revolutionary digital world. We are fast becoming connected with the use of social media networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. The question is, when we go to these platforms, do we have due regard to considerations of civility, professional ethics and responsibility?
Technology brings to the legal profession leaps of growth, promotes the administration of justice, improves access to justice and educates the public about the law. Social media networks are transforming the way we communicate and as they continue to increase and become more advanced, so do the ethical challenges for lawyers. The challenges range from blurred lines in advertising, testimonials, endorsements, ratings, solicitation, making false and misleading statements, disclosing confidential and privileged information, inadvertently creating lawyer/client relations, friending opposing counsel or represented partie...Read More