Three Miami law students from the Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program (PREP) recently presented a CLE Ethics training for the Caribbean Bar Association. Topics included the ethical issues involved in website advertising, solicitation of clients in chatrooms, confidentiality issues arising from cloud computing, and legal ethical issues arising from the use of Facebook.
The student-led discussion, moderated by Jan Jacobowitz, PREP Director, covered "a number of ethical issues surrounding new technology," said PREP intern Kyle Marshall. Fellow Matipa Nyamangwanda and intern Candice Stephenson agreed with Kyle when he said that "all the lawyers contributed great insights and asked excellent questions throughout our discussion," which covered cutting-edge issues such as the legal community's use of social media and cloud computing.
Following the presentation, Sheldon Philip, president of the Caribbean Bar Association, said that "the presenters did an excellent job, and I am confident that everyone found the seminar as informative and thought-provoking as I did."
The Ethics and Professional Responsibility Program was established in 1996 as an in-house program within the Center for Ethics and Public Service at the University of Miami School of Law. The program has dedicated countless student hours to public service and has educated thousands of members of the Florida Bench and Bar. As the students teach, they learn and quite often make a difference, prompting organizations to pause and reconsider their approaches to some of the toughest ethical dilemmas.