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Ethical Concerns of Conducting Research Via the Open Web
Date: 05/10/2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: The Chicago Bar Association, 321 S Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604
Presented by: CBA Membership Appreciation Week
MCLE Credit: 1 IL PR-MCLE Credit, subject to approval
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We all do it - to check out movie times, to shop, to update our stock portfolio and more. In short, we all use Google™ or Bing™ or some other engine to search the Open Web - it has become a part of our personal lives. But what about the work we do as legal professionals? Should we be using the Open Web to conduct research? Many of us do. In fact, according to the recent ABA Legal Technology Survey Report (Volume V: Online Research), well over ninety percent of researchers use "free online resources" for their research, and many of those practitioners actually start their research with such resources, most often via Googleÿ.

But what are the risks? And does reliance on such resources - with respect to both investigative and legal research - place practitioners at risk of violating ethical canons? Worse yet, is malpractice implicated?

Lunch will be provided at noon by Lexi Nexis.

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