About the Seminar - Recorded 07/07/2020
Twitter users tweet 6,000 times per second. That's 200 billion tweets per year. Instagram. In a typical day, Instagram users “like” over 4.2 billion posts per day, and share 95 million posts each day. With billions of posts, shares, and comments online every day, it only takes one to ruin a lawyer's career. This program will discuss issues related to professional responsibility and social media, including common ethical mistakes, the balance between regulation and free speech, and online reputation management.
About the Speaker
Barbara M. Seymour earned her Bachelor's degree in Management and Marketing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In 1993, she received her Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia School of Law. Barbara is a member of the South Carolina Bar, the Georgia State Bar, the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association, the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, the SC Association of Ethics Counsel, and the Richland County Bar. Barbara began her legal career as a trial lawyer in Greenville, SC. She now practices in the area of Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics at Clawson and Staubes, LLC, in Columbia. She assists lawyers and law firms in ensuring ethical compliance, including conflicts analysis; advertising review; risk management assessment; trust account management training; and departure and dissolution guidance. Barbara also defends lawyers and judges in disciplinary enforcement matters and represents Bar applicants before the Committee on Character and Fitness. Barbara also provides opinions in legal malpractice matters and serves as special referee in discovery disputes in civil cases. Before joining the firm, Barbara was a prosecutor for the Office of Disciplinary Counsel to the Supreme Court of South Carolina for seventeen years, serving as the Deputy Disciplinary Counsel from 2007 to 2017. Barbara frequently presents continuing legal education programs to state and national audiences on a variety of topics related to professional ethics. She is the creator of the Legal Ethics and Practice Program, a South Carolina Bar CLE program that includes Ethics School, Trust Account School, Advertising School, and Law Office Management School. Barbara was a Fellow of the National Institute for the Teaching of Ethics and Professionalism in 2006 and 2011. She serves an adjunct instructor in the Paralegal Degree Program at Midlands Technical College. She previously taught in the Paralegal Certificate Program at Converse College. Her courses have included Civil Litigation, Legal Research and Writing, Business Law, Torts, Introduction to Law and Ethics, and Law Office Management. In addition to presenting seminars for MCLE credit, Barbara's service to the SC Bar includes volunteering for the Law-Related Education, Professional Responsibility, Unauthorized Practice of Law, Future of the Profession, and Diversity Committees.
Mandatory MCLE Credit Hours
This seminar qualifies for 1.5 MCLE credit hours, including up to 1.5 LEPR credit hours.
This is a Basic to Intermediate Level Program.
Note: When submitting your compliance reports to the SC Commission on CLE and Specialization, if you completed this in 2020, please use this course code: 208472ADO