Social Media and the Practice of Law: Ethical Implications and a How-to-Guide for Social Media

Thursday, September 19, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Program Chair:
Rosangely Frick
Commerzbank AG

  • 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

    Live Program & Webcast: $199 for Members | $299 for Nonmembers
    In-House Counsel: Free for Members | $219 for Nonmembers
    Small Law Firm Member: $99 for Members
    Members who are Recent Law Graduates, Newly Admitted Lawyers (admitted for the first time in any state or country 2017-2019), Judges, or attorneys that practice within the Government, Academic or Not-for-Profit sectors attend this program for free.

  • Boris Brownstein
    Clark Hill PLC

    Daniel E. Lust
    Goldberg Segalla

  • 6 pm – 6:15 pm Introduction of Topic and Panelists
    Rosangely Frick
    6:15 pm – 7:30 pm Social Media Landscape and New Technologies

    • Understanding the Social Media landscape and how it can be incorporated into your particular practice
    • Analyzing the current status of New York’s social media case law
    • Identifying new technologies and assessing how they can be incorporated into your practice
    • Q & A

    Daniel E. Lust

    7:30 pm – 7:45 pm Break
    7:45 pm – 9:00 pm  Ethical Guideposts for Dealing with Social Media

    • Attorney’s use of social media and application of the Rules of Professional Conduct
    • Social Media Evidence
    • Social Media and (e)-discovery
    • Q & A

    Boris Brownstein

  • CLE Credit
    New York:
    3.0 Ethics
    New Jersey:
     3.0 Professional Responsibility
     3.0 Professional Responsibility
     2.5 Professional Responsibility

  • Sponsoring Association Committee:
    Women in the Legal Profession, Judith A. Archer, Chair

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Angie Avila, Manager, Membership Outreach and Sponsorships | (212) 382-6608 |