International Law

29 March 2017: International Chapter Webinar

The ILS launched the first of its global webinar series on 24 March 2017. The series is available to all Chapter members. Angus Macinnis, Senior Lawyer at StevensVuaran Lawyers, presented on “Ethics and Social Media for International Lawyers: an Australian Perspective” at the inaugural event.

Social media is becoming increasingly prevalent in our everyday lives. Even lawyers who don’t use social media can face ethical issues arising from social media use by their clients, colleagues and opponents. The Webinar considered a number of cautionary tales where social media use and legal ethics intersect, and referred the Australian Solicitors’ Conduct Rules (which apply to many solicitors holding Australian practising certificates regardless of where they practice) to identify the solutions for ethical Australian lawyers.

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