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Social Media and the Practice of Law:
Ethical Implications and a How-To Guide for Social Media (On-Demand)

Originally held on Thursday, September 14, 2017 | 9 am - 12 pm

CLE credit:
NY: 3.0 Ethics
NJ: 3.0 Professional Responsibility
CA: 2.5 Professional Responsibility
PA: 2.5 Professiona Responsibility

On-Demand: $149 Member | $249 Nonmember

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In keeping with the times, lawyers are turning to social media sites to enhance their professional presence. These on-line activities have ethical implications. During this program, panelists will discuss both the “how to” and ethical implications of using social media in your legal practice.

Topics will include:
• The use of social media and the ethical implications for lawyers – including permissible tweets and posts, how posts may constitute lawyer advertising, avoiding pitfalls, i.e. the unauthorized practice of law, protecting confidential information, and law firm “ownership” of the individual attorney’s publications
• Ethics opinions, case studies and current case law
• APRL/ABA recent proposal to revise the advertising rules, on the path to simpler and uniform rules
• The latest trends in social media as they relate to practicing attorneys
• How to effectively integrate social media into your practice
• New mediums on the horizon and their potential effect on how attorneys practice and advertise

Related Resources:
If you are interested in this program, you may also be interested in these City Bar resources:
Formal Opinion 2015-7: Application of Attorney Advertising Rules to LinkedIn
Formal Opinion 2012-2 - Jury Research and Social Media


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New York, NY 10036


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