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Social Media Research Tools and Ethics

This lesson examines the ethical issues associated with, and tools available for, researching parties, witnesses, and jurors on social media sites.


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On completion of the lesson, the student will be able to:

1. Explain the increasing presence of social media in society and the practice of law, particularly in litigation.

2. List some of the strategies and tools available for performing social media research.

3. Recognize and be able to effectively analyze the various ethical issues which arise in the course of conducting social media research.

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