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Exploring Ethical Implications of Social Media Use Fall 2017

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Monday, September 18, 2017


Exploring the Ethical Implications of Social Media Use:
Lessons to be Learned from the 2017 Updated NYSBA Social Media Ethics Guidelines
Live CLE Program in Buffalo
Monday, September 18, 2017 | 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
1.5 MCLE Credits | 1.5 Ethics Credits
Bond, Schoeneck & King | Avant Building – Suite 900
200 Delaware Avenue | Buffalo, NY 14202-2107

Social media networks such as LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook are indispensable tools used by legal professionals and those with whom they communicate. Particularly, in conjunction with the increased use of mobile technologies in the legal profession, social media platforms have transformed the ways in which lawyers communicate. As use of social media by lawyers and clients continues to grow and as social media networks proliferate and become more sophisticated, so too do the ethical issues facing lawyers. Accordingly, the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the New York State Bar Association, which authored these social media ethics guidelines in 2014 to assist lawyers in understanding the ethical challenges of social media, is updating them to include new ethics opinions as well as additional guidelines where the Section believes ethical guidance is needed (the “Guidelines”). Join leading social media legal experts for a moderated discussion on the 2017 updated Guidelines.



3:00 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.
Welcome and Introductions
3:10 p.m. – 4:25 p.m.
Overview of the 2017 Updated NYSBA
Social Media Ethics Guidelines
Moderator: Heath Szymczak, Esq.
Bond, Schoeneck & King, Buffalo, NY

Mark A. Berman, Esq.
Ganfer & Shore LLP, New York, NY

Hon. John M. Curran
Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division
Fourth Judicial Department, Buffalo, NY
Riane F. Lafferty, Esq.
Bond, Schoeneck & King, Buffalo, NY
Amber Melvin, Esq.
University at Buffalo School of Law, Buffalo, NY
4:25 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks


Click Here to learn more about the Program Faculty.


Commercial & Federal Litigation Section Member: $25.00
NYSBA Members: $50.00
Non-Members: $155.00

Learn more about the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the New York State Bar Association at www.nysba.org/COMFED.

Section Chair: Mitchell J. Katz, Esq. | Menter, Rudin & Trivelpiece, P.C. | Syracuse, NY

This program provides TRANSITIONAL credit to all attorneys. For information about New York MCLE requirements, visit www.nycourts.gov/attorneys/CLE IMPORTANT NOTICE--PARTIAL CREDIT FOR PROGRAM SEGMENTS NOT ALLOWED: Under the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board Regulations and Guidelines, attendees at CLE programs cannot get MCLE credit for a program segment (typically, a lecture or panel, of which there are usually several in a program) unless they are present for the entire segment. Those who arrive late, depart early, or are absent for any portion of the segment WILL NOT receive credit for that program segment.
Bond Schoeneck & King
200 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202
Registration is closed.