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Lawyers and Social Media
May 14, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
On Wednesday, May 14, I’ll be presenting a program along with well-known jury consultant Edward Schwartz, as well as Justices Jim Flanagan and Thomas Whelan of the Supreme Court, Suffolk County, covering social media and all aspects of litigation.
This live three hour CLE program (which will also be available by webcast) is presented by the Suffolk Academy of Law and is available for 3 CLE credits, including 1.5 credits of ethics. The program begins with an introduction to the major social media platforms and why lawyers need to know about them, and then discusses how lawyers can ethically use these social media platforms to help market their practices. The discussion will include some of the “hot button” ethics issues that have arisen recently with respect to lawyers’ use of social media, including:
- Disclaimers on social media profiles
- LinkedIn Endorsements and “Skills and Expertise”
- Client reviews
- Who lawyers (and judges) can and should connect to on social media
Next, the program will cover social media issues from case intake through trial, including: how to advise your client with regard to their social media activities; how to use (or not to use) social media during investigation and discovery; and the use of social media at trial, including using social media as evidence during trial.
Finally, the program will conclude with a discussion of the use of social media in the jury selection process and the problem of “the Googling juror.”
This will be a fun and interactive program.
For more information, contact the Suffolk Academy of Law – details below.
- Suffolk Academy of Law
- Suffolk County Bar Association
560 Wheeler Road
Hauppauge, NY 11788 United States + Google Map