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Ethics in Social Media 2018

Released on: Mar. 22, 2018
Running Time: 03:08:42

Ethics permeates all areas of today's legal practice.  Risks to attorneys have increased dramatically with fines, censure and disbarment.  With the proliferation of social media, what types of personal information are companies permitted to access without the consent of their employees or applicants?  How is privacy and security addressed?  What do Federal Regulations require (e.g. FFIEC Social Media Guidance)? How do Mobile Apps change the landscape?  How does privilege apply to emails?  Can emails be purged after 90 days?  The New York City Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association and the New York County Lawyers' Association have all issued ethics opinions on "pretexting" and "social engineering" to obtain access to a user's social network profile.  In the everyday practice for inside counsel, what is protected by the attorney-client privilege?  How do lawyers safeguard the attorney-client privilege when blogging?  Can and should employers demand the online passwords of prospective employees?  What about the online passwords of prospective jurors?  This program will address these and many more ethical dilemmas. 


Lecture Topics [Total RunTime: 03:08:42]
Segments with an asterisk (*) are available only with the purchase of the entire program.

  • Opening Remarks* [00:06:16]
    Richard Raysman
  • Ethics and Social Media [01:02:03]
    Richard Raysman, Kelly Pellicci, Joseph V. DeMarco
  • Ethical Issues in Using Social Media as Evidence [01:00:37]
    Peter R. Jarvis
  • Attorneys and Social Media [00:59:44]
    Jane Shahmanesh, James K. Landau, Richard Raysman

The purchase price of this Web Program includes the following articles from the Course Handbook available online:

COMPLETE COURSE HANDBOOK

  • Social Media Ethics Guidelines (May 11, 2017)
  • Technology Law in the Digital Age: A regularly-updated digest of notable developments (January 2018)
    Richard Raysman
  • Communications Decency Act Shields Facebook from Anti-Terrorism Act Liability (June 12, 2017)
    Elliot Magruder, Richard Raysman
  • Formal Opinion 2012-2: Jury Research and Social Media
  • New York Courts Continue to Confront Complicated Issues Under State Cyberstalking Statute
    Richard Raysman, Peter Brown
  • Employers May Wish to Update Electronic Access Policies to Assure Access to Employee’s Emails with Counsel: New York Appellate Division Raises Questions About Possible Use of Work Product Privilege Even if Attorney-Client Privilege Does Not Apply (June 22, 2017)
    Peter R. Jarvis, Trisha M. Thompson
  • The New ABA Opinion on the “Generally Known” Exception to Former-Client Confidentiality and Disqualification: An Attempt to Put a Pin in a Moving Target? (December 28, 2017)
    Nellie Q. Barnard, Peter R. Jarvis
  • Formal Opinion 749 (February 21, 2017)
  • Social Media Jury Instructions Report (December 8, 2015)
  • Formal Opinion No. 2012-186: Under What Circumstances Would an Attorney’s Postings on Social Media Websites Be Subject to Professional Responsibility Rules and Standards Governing Attorney Advertising?
  • Instances of Online Impersonation Continue to Proliferate, with Noticeably Varying Consequences
    Richard Raysman, Peter Brown
  • Ethics Opinion 371: Social Media II: Use of Social Media in Providing Legal Services (November 2016)
  • Formal Opinion 748: The Ethical Implications of Attorney Profiles on LinkedIn (March 10, 2015)
  • Ethics in Social Media 2017: Attorneys and Social Media (PowerPoint slides)
    Richard Raysman, James K. Landau, Jane Shahmanesh

Presentation Material


  • Ethics and Social Media
    Joseph V. DeMarco, Kelly Pellicci, Richard Raysman
  • Ethical Issues in Using Social Media as Evidence
    Peter R. Jarvis
  • Attorneys and Social Media
    James K. Landau, Richard Raysman, Jane Shahmanesh
Chairperson(s)
Richard Raysman ~ Holland & Knight LLP
Speaker(s)
Joseph V. DeMarco ~ DeVore & DeMarco LLP
Peter R. Jarvis ~ Holland & Knight LLP
James K. Landau ~ Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP
Kelly Pellicci ~ Dun & Bradstreet
Jane Shahmanesh ~ Managing Director, Adherence LLC
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