The Ethics of Social Media for Young Lawyers

Date: December 3, 2010
Duration:  58 minutes
Committee: Ethics and Professionalism Committee
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About the Program

The wide spread use of social media by lawyers has raised a multitude of ethical and malpractice risks for young lawyers.  This program will address the various ethical risks of social media including:

  • Client confidentiality;
  • The potential for conflicts of interest; and
  • The creation of the unintended attorney-client relationship through websites and social media networking pages.

This program will also discuss the ethics of advising clients on their social media pages and how to create and implement a law firm social media policy.

Please note: The ABA is not requesting CLE accreditation for this program. However, if interested, you may be able to apply for credit directly with your state bar(s). Please contact your state bar for regulations and guidelines.

Program Faculty

Moderators:
Christina Lewis Abate, The Bar Plan Mutual Insurance Company, St. Louis, MO

Speakers:
Christina Lewis Abate, The Bar Plan Mutual Insurance Company, St. Louis, MO
Dolores Dorsainvil, D.C. Office of Bar Counsel, Washington, D.C
H. Clay Smith, D.C. Office of Bar Counsel, Washington, D.C

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