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Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, and other social media have become ethical minefields for attorneys. Many social media practices are raising eyebrows in bar associations across the United States and leaving many attorneys scratching their heads in confusion. With new rules being introduced and new questions raised, the ethics "line" has become blurred. Uphold your ethical reputation and equip yourself with the tools you need to stay out of hot water. Order today!
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Written and presented by James D. Blume
JAMES D. BLUME is the managing member for the firm Blume & Associates, located in Rockwall, Texas. He has held various positions with the State Comptroller's Department, including director of claims and associate deputy comptroller. As associate deputy comptroller, Mr. Blume supervised the legal services and hearings divisions and established the Administrative Law Judge program. He also had authority over the fiscal side of the comptroller's department. Mr. Blume was asked to serve on the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee for the Texas Supreme Court after acting as an investigator and chairman to the Dallas subcommittee. He holds appointment by the State Bar of Texas as a special assistant disciplinary counsel and has prosecuted a number of cases against attorneys for misconduct. Mr. Blume is a certified mediator and has mediated numerous cases. He has published articles on state taxation issues, legal ethics, nonprofit corporations, and trial preparation for paralegals. Mr. Blume received his B.A. degree, cum laude, from Cornell University and his J.D. degree from the University of Texas School of Law.