Ethical Risks of Attorney Social Media Activity: Navigating the Dangers of LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Blogs
Avoiding Inadvertent Attorney Advertising and Client Relationships, Disclosure of Privileged Information and Damage to Reputation
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will explore the legal ethics issues that arise when attorneys use social networking sites and blogs. The panel will discuss the legal ethics risks associated with LinkedIn, Facebook and other popular sites, and outline the evolving ethical rules related to lawyers and online activity. The panel will offer guidance for counsel to stay within ethical bounds when networking and promoting their legal services.
- Review of Rules of Professional Conduct for attorneys
- Legal ethics risks associated with attorney online activity on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, blogs, review sites
- Attorney advertising
- Unauthorized or inadvertent practice of law
- Client solicitation
- Recent developments in state legal ethics rules and court opinions
- Best practices for minimizing legal ethics pitfalls when marketing legal services
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- Are there legal ethics problems in attorneys directing clients to “clean up” their social media history? Can the attorney do it for them under the legal ethics standards?
- What types of online communications might unintentionally establish an attorney-client relationship?
- Does a request to “friend” on Facebook or “connect” on LinkedIn constitute a communication from a lawyer?
- Is an attorney who touts professional accomplishments on LinkedIn engaging in attorney advertising in violation of legal ethics rules?
- Can an attorney respond to negative reviews on Yelp and other review sites without stepping outside the boundaries of legal ethics?
Gray Reed & McGraw
Mr. Crabtree explores the emerging legal issues and trends for the Internet, marketing, technology, IP... | Read More
Mr. Crabtree explores the emerging legal issues and trends for the Internet, marketing, technology, IP and online media on his blog, eMediaLaw.com. His Internet law practice focuses on media communications, online defamation, privacy, domain name disputes, policy and governmental compliance, software audits, copyrights and trademarks, and related transactional documents for start-ups and technology companies.Close
Karen Lee Lust, Esq.
Ms. Lust’s e-discovery/information governance practice is based on assisting numerous Fortune 500... | Read More
Ms. Lust’s e-discovery/information governance practice is based on assisting numerous Fortune 500 corporations in drafting policies addressing records retention, legal holds, electronic communications, privacy issues and social media, among other issues. Ms. Lust focuses her litigation practice on insurance recovery and complex commercial disputes, with relevant experience in financial litigation and toxic torts.Close
Linda V. Priebe
Ms. Priebe focuses her practice on social media and ethics compliance and federal relations. Prior to joining Culhane... | Read More
Ms. Priebe focuses her practice on social media and ethics compliance and federal relations. Prior to joining Culhane Meadows, she served as Deputy General Counsel and Agency Ethics Official in the White House Office of Drug Policy, where she offered advice and counsel regarding White House social and digital media policies and practices. She drafted and performed legal review of social media policies, procedures and practices including privacy, public comment monitoring, review and take down policies and procedures. Ms. Priebe served as an ethics advisor to three presidential administrations and frequently speaks and writes about social media policies and ethics.Close