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On Wednesday, from 2:00
p.m. – 5:00 p.m., New York State Bar Association President Michael
E. Getnick is convening a special plenary Presidential Summit. The
program is complimentary with your general
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The two-part summit will consist of the
The Social Media Explosion:
Privacy, Legal Process and Other
- Lawyers, politicians,
celebrities, and other individuals now use online forums to narrate
their activities and invite the public to observe and comment.
Court-watchers, jurors, jurists, lobbyists, legislators and the general
public now give - and get - an insider's view into legal and personal
matters previously shrouded in mystery. This panel will explore
how new social media practices affect legal practice, participatory
democracy, and the expectations of privacy of both lawyers and their
clients. The panel will discuss the legal risks that attend social media
activities, and the “best practices” that are evolving for
lawyers to manage such risks.
Panelists include Steven
C. Bennett of Jones Day; Lisa E. Davis of
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, PC; Mary Joyce,
the New Media Operations Manager for President Obama’s campaign
and co-founder of DigiActive.org; and Chris Kelly, Chief Privacy Officer
of Facebook. Lesley Friedman Rosenthal, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc., will moderate the
Convictions: Protecting the Innocent, Preserving our Justice
principle of our criminal justice system is to defend the innocent, but
the alarming number of wrongful convictions in recent years suggests
that this principle may be eroding. The fair administration of justice
requires that we address the reasons for wrongful convictions and create
a comprehensive plan to prevent future miscarriages of justice. An
expert panel of defense attorneys, prosecutors and innocence advocates
will discuss how to do this -- including potential legislative
remedies -- and will outline best practices for dealing with these
Panelists include the Hon.
Phylis S. Bamberger, retired New York Supreme Court judge; Zachary W.
Carter of Dorsey & Whitney; Immediate Past President Bernice K.
Leber of Arent Fox LLP; Alan Newton, exoneree and advocate; Barry Scheck
of The Innocence Project; and Cy Vance, the newly elected Manhattan
District Attorney. Vincent E. Doyle, III, Connors & Vilardo, LLP,
will moderate the program.
All NYSBA members
also are invited to attend the President’s Reception immediately
following the Presidential Summit from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. hosted by
President Michael E. Getnick. Join us for this complimentary