Client Confidentiality and the Digital Realm
This session addresses the risks to the duties of competency and client confidentiality of clinic students (both in-house clinic and externship students) and their supervisors, especially when using the internet and social media. Client confidentiality and competency are two ethical duties that apply to lawyers in every country, and this session does not a specific country or continent focus. This session includes a set of hypotheticals, which may be adapted for use in any country, to explore with students their duties of competency and confidentiality owed to clients. The session will be interactive and engage everyone in discussing the hypotheticals.