Social Media and the Practice of Law: Ethical Implications and a How-To Guide for Twitter and LinkedIn

Thursday, September 15, 2016 | 9 am – 12 pm

Program Co-Chairs:

Teresa C. Brady Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Teresa C. Brady
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Marci Goldstein Kokalas Lazare Potter & Giacovas LLP

Marci Goldstein Kokalas
Lazare Potter & Giacovas LLP

  • 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:

    • How to effectively integrate Twitter and LinkedIn into your practice
    • The ethical implications of using social media – 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
    • The latest trends in social media as they relate to practicing attorneys
    • New mediums on the horizon and their potential effect on how attorneys practice and advertise

    Live Program & Webcast: $199 Member | $299 Nonmember
    In-House Counsel: $119 Member | $219 Nonmember 
    Small Law Firm: $99 Member

  • Professor Jennifer Bergenfeld 
    Adjunct Professor of Business Ethics
    NYU Leonard N. Stern School of Business
    Kaufman Management Center

    Paula T. Edgar
    Principal, PGE LLC
    President, Metropolitan Black Bar Association

  • 9:00 am – 9:15 am Introduction of Topic and Panelists
    9:15 am – 10:30 am How to Effectively Integrate Twiter and LinkedIn Into Your Practice

    • Key Tips and Suggestions
    • Q & A
    10:30 am – 10:45 am Break
    10:45 am – 11:35 am The Use of Social Medial and Ethical Implications for Lawyers
    11:35 am – 12:00 pm  Ethics Opinions, Case Studies and Current Case Law

  • NY: 3.0 total: 1.5 skills, 1.5 ethics
    NJ: 3.0 total: 1.5 general, 1.5 professional responsibility
    CA: 3.0 total: 1.5 general, 1.5 professional responsibility
    PA: 2.0 total: 1.0 general, 1.0 professional responsibility

  • Sponsoring Committee: Women in the Legal Profession | Melissa Colon-Bosolet, Chair

    Co-Sponsoring Organization: The Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law

    Sponsored By: 

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Maricela Alfonso| Membership and CLE Relations Associate| (212) 382-6608 |