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The Use of Social Media and Its Legal Ethics

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time
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NYSBA Member: $50
Commercial and Federal Litigation Section Member: $25
Non-Member: $75

The Use of Social Media and Its Legal Ethics

Sponsored by the Committee on Continuing Legal Education, the Committee on Technology and the Legal Profession, and the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the New York State Bar Association.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Live CLE Program 
Reception preceding program at 5:15 p.m.

Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Room 303
121 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549

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 and litigation issues facing lawyers. Preservation, collection and production of social media are critical to a litigator's toolkit, and this CLE include a robust discussion of these issues.  The program will also address disciplinary complaints based on an attorneys’ improper use of digital information.  The updated 2017 version of the Social Media Ethics Guidelines authored by the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the New York State Bar Association will serve as the foundation of the program.

1.5 MCLE Credits: 1.5 Ethics

NYSBA Member: $50 | Non-Member: $75

Section Member: $25

Program Topics

  1. Attorney Competence
  2. Preservation, Collection and Preservation of Social Media
  3. Review and Use of Evidence from Social Media
  4. Attorney Advertising
  5. Furnishing Legal Advice through Social Media
  6. Researching Jurors and Reporting Juror Misconduct
  7. Violation of Ethical Rules:  Social Media and the Disciplinary Process

View the detailed program agenda here.

Program Faculty

Mark A. Berman, Esq., Ganfer & Shore, LLP

Jerry Bui, US Director of Forensics at Inventus

Michael Cardello, III, Esq., Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP

Kathryn Carney Cole, Esq., Farrell Fritz, P.C.

Hon. Randall T. Eng (Ret.), Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C.

Hon. Steven I. Locke, United States District Court, E.D.N.Y.

Prof. Ellen Yaroshefsky, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University

Newly Admitted Attorneys: To receive skills credit, newly admitted attorneys must take accredited transitional CLE courses in traditional live classroom settings that have been approved by the CLE Board for use by newly admitted attorneys.  For more information about the CLE Rules, please go to www.nycourts.gov/Attorneys/CLE.

Out of State Accreditation: This program has also been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California, the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board and the Board of Continuing Legal Education of the State of New Jersey.  If you require MCLE credit in other states, we can provide you a Uniform MCLE Form.

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 program WILL NOT receive credit for that program segment.


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If you have any questions about the content of this program, please contact staff attorney Thomas Richards or coordinator Bridget Donlon.  To register for this program please click on the link below or contact the NYSBA Member Resource Center at 800-582-2452 or mrc@nysba.org.

Additional Information:
Maurice A. Deane School of Law At Hofstra Univ
121 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
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