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Ethical Concerns Involving Attorney Use of Social Media: New New York State Bar Association Guidelines

Recorded on: Jul. 25, 2017
Running Time: 01:06:20
Taken from the briefing Ethical Concerns Involving Attorney Use of Social Media: New New York State Bar Association Guidelines recorded July, 2017 in New York.

Social media is seemingly all pervasive. Unsurprisingly, social media is used by attorneys for many purposes. That use carries both benefits and ethical risks for attorneys. This Briefing will examine those benefits and risks through a review of the just-released third edition of the New York State Bar Association Social Media Ethics Guidelines, a comprehensive and well-regarded guide to attorney use of social media.

Lecture Topics  [01:06:20]

Listen to Ronald J. Hedges and Edward J. Reich of Dentons US LLP as they address these topics related to social media:

  • Attorney competence
  • Attorney advertising
  • Furnishing of legal advice
  • Review and use of evidence
  • Communicating with clients
  • Researching jurors and reporting juror misconduct
  • Communicating with or “friending” a judge

Presentation Material

  • Bloomberg Law: N.J. Panel Issues Warning on LegalZoom, Avvo and Rocket Lawyer
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  • Ethics Concerns Involving Attorney Use of Social Media: NEW New York State Bar Association Guidelines
    Ronald J. Hedges, Edward J. Reich
  • Lawyers Participating in Impermissible Lawyer Referral Services and Providing Legal Services for Unregistered Legal Service Plans – Avvo, LegalZoom, Rocket Lawyer, and Similar Companies
    Ronald J. Hedges, Edward J. Reich
  • NYS Bar's Commercial and Federal Litigation Section Releases Updated Social Media Guidelines for Attorneys
    Ronald J. Hedges, Edward J. Reich
  • NYSBA: Social Media Ethics Guidelines of the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the New York State Bar Association
    Ronald J. Hedges, Edward J. Reich
  • Three Tips for Avoiding Social Media Conflicts
    Ronald J. Hedges, Edward J. Reich
Speaker(s)
Ronald Hedges ~ Dentons US LLP
Edward J Reich ~ Dentons US LLP
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