April 01, 2017 Features

SciTech Invites You to Interact with Us on Social Media

By Peter J. Gillespie

As part of SciTech’s commitment to keeping its members connected, the Section maintains active presences on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook. Thousands of lawyers and law students count on SciTech for the tools they need to navigate the uncharted waters of legal developments in the areas of science and technology law. Through the Section’s social media pages, members can keep up with the latest news on the broad range of topics that are of interest to the Section, including space law, the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles, privacy, data security, e-discovery, life sciences, and biotech, and much, much more. Keeping an eye on the Section’s social media sites is also a great way to stay on top of all that SciTech has to offer in terms of CLE events, recently published books, meetings, and other ways to get the SciTech Edge. Avid SciTechers even recently began debating the pros and cons of relocating to Mars with @ABASciTech on Twitter.

Heading up the Section’s social media activities are Kimberly Rice, a California-based civil litigator, and Jared Cheney, a patent attorney with IBM. Kimberly started out on the Social Networking Committee as a law student, volunteering as a Social Media Editor for SciTech. “Working with SciTech allowed me to build my network of experienced lawyer contacts and mentors from across the country. Not only did I develop quality relationships, but I learned a great deal from highly skilled attorneys working in different areas of technology. As I was finishing law school, I was able to demonstrate my understanding and passion for tech-related legal issues by expanding my role by maintaining the SciTech social media accounts,” Kimberly notes.

The Social Networking Committee is currently looking for young lawyers and law students who are interested in serving as volunteer Social Media Editors and Contributors. These positions require a fairly minimal commitment: volunteers keep track of cutting-edge legal developments and topics that are of interest to SciTech’s wide range of members and provide links to resources discussing these issues through the Section’s social media channels. With just a few hours each week, Social Media Editors can provide real value to the Section’s Twitter followers, LinkedIn members, and Facebook friends. Getting involved will allow you to spark discussions with other Section members, share ideas, make connections, and demonstrate that you are staying on top of the sophisticated and challenging legal issues that are at the heart of SciTech’s passions. SciTech’s Social Media Editors have a chance to stand out from their peers and to jump-start their networking process by tapping into the SciTech members who interact with the Section’s social media each day.

Want to get involved? Now is your chance. We invite you to participate in whatever way you believe is most suitable. This Section belongs to you, and you make the most of your membership by actively participating. Make your voice heard and contribute to the ongoing discussions by becoming a Section Social Media Editor. For more information, reach out to Kimberly at KimberlyRiceSD@gmail.com.

Check out our social media sites: @ABASciTech and @ABABioBlurb on Twitter; https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2037766 on LinkedIn; and Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ABASciTech/. ◆

Peter J. Gillespie

Peter J. Gillespie (pgillespie@lanermuchin.com) is of counsel at Laner Muchin, Ltd. in Chicago, where he represents and counsels management on a wide array of employment law issues, including workplace safety and health, wage and hour laws, covenants not to compete, discrimination and harassment, wrongful discharge, whistleblower claims, class actions, hiring, discipline, promotion and dismissal decision making, workplace privacy, and statutory compliance. He is the Chair of SciTech’s Membership and Diversity Committee.