Social Media Use by Municipalities: Developing and Enforcing Policies for Public Employees and Officials

This program has been cancelled

A live 90-minute CLE webinar with interactive Q&A

Thursday, May 2, 2019 (in 13 days)

1:00pm-2:30pm EDT, 10:00am-11:30am PDT

This CLE webinar will examine unique legal issues for municipalities when developing and enforcing social media policies. The panel will review the latest legal developments, explore future trends, and highlight potential pitfalls.


With the ubiquitous use of social media by local governments and their employees, developing and enforcing social media policies is critical for municipal counsel. These policies should apply to all government employees and contractors, as well as elected and appointed officials.

Legal issues that arise for municipal governments, officials and employees using social media include First Amendment concerns, document retention questions, the potential for campaign improprieties, and employment law risks.

Listen as our authoritative panel examines the issues related to local government's use of social media. The panel will discuss considerations and best practices when developing and enforcing social media policies.



  1. Potential pitfalls associated with social media use by local governments and their employees
  2. Legal considerations for municipalities drafting social media policies
  3. Best practices for developing and enforcing social media policies


The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • What are the legal challenges local governments face when developing and implementing social media policies?
  • What pitfalls should municipal attorneys consider when drafting and enforcing social media policies?
  • What are the recent legal developments and evolving trends concerning social media policies for municipalities?


Chojnacki, Benjamin
Benjamin Grant Chojnacki

Walter | Haverfield

Mr. Chojnacki is an associate in Walter | Haverfield’s Public Law, Litigation, and Sports Law groups. He...  |  Read More

Nguyen, HongDao
HongDao Nguyen

Best Best & Krieger

Ms. Nguyen assists public clients in transactional and litigation matters concerning municipal government, with a focus...  |  Read More