Today’s Social Media for Lawyers and In-House Counsel
NYSBA Member: $150 | NYSBA Student Member: Complimentary
3.0 MCLE Credits; 2.0 Ethics, 1.0 Law Practice Management
Monday, June 17, 2019
9:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
Convene Conference Center | 810 Seventh Avenue (between 52nd & 53rd) | NYC
Sponsored by the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section, the Law Practice Management Committee and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education of the New York State Bar Association.
NYSBA Member: $150
NYSBA Student Member: Complimentary
Topic One: Emerging Social Media Concerns for In-House Counsel
Social media is rapidly transforming the daily lives of consumers and the manners in which companies interact with consumers. Almost all large corporations are now active on one or more social media platforms. Having a social media presence presents exciting new marketing opportunities, but it also can create challenging new legal issues for companies. This program will focus on ways that in-house and outside counsel can address the risks and benefits of the growing corporate use of social media, including the following:
· Putting in place risk management policies/procedures with corporate marketing teams
· Being prepared to address a social media crisis
· Addressing the growing impact of influencers and influence aggregators in the social media world
Topic Two: Dealing with Social Media: Do's and Don'ts and Maybe's for Lawyers
Social media is ubiquitous. Lawyers use social media to advertise, research, and prepare for hearings and trials. Lawyers may also communicate with clients and others through social media. Social media is a technology that lawyers must understand and use competently and with due regard for protecting client competences and privileged information. This CLE will explore the use of social media and suggest strategies and policies to do so consistent with our professional responsibilities. We will discuss real-world examples and highlight ethical pitfalls (and related risks) of recent trends in social media and culture, including negative reviews/comments, defamation suits against lawyers, cursing and incivility and more. Get practical guidance and tips on how to maximize the value of social media and online tools for yourself and your organization or firm while avoiding ethical issues.
Mark A. Berman, Esq., Ganfer Shore Leeds & Zauderer LLP
Gail Gottehrer, Esq., Law Office of Gail Gottehrer
Ignatius Grande, Esq., Berkeley Research Group, LLC
Ronald Hedges, Esq., Dentons US LLP
Shawndra G. Jones, Esq., Epstein Becker Green
Kathryn Farrara, Esq., Unilever United States, Inc.
Ann Hirsch, Esq., Pernod Ricard USA, Inc.
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 segment WILL NOT receive credit for that program segment.
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