Exploring the Ethical Implications of Social Media Use: Lessons to be Learned from the 2017 Updated NYSBA Social Media Ethics Guidelines

September 17, 2017

By: Heath J. Szymczak

Offered by the New York State Bar Association

Social media networks such as LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook are indispensable tools used by legal professionals and those with whom they communicate. Particularly, in conjunction with the increased use of mobile technologies in the legal profession, social media platforms have transformed the ways in which lawyers communicate.

As use of social media by lawyers and clients continues to grow and as social media networks proliferate and become more sophisticated, so too do the ethical issues facing lawyers. Accordingly, the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the New York State Bar Association, which authored these social media ethics guidelines in 2014 to assist lawyers in understanding the ethical challenges of social media, is updating them to include new ethics opinions as well as additional guidelines where the Section believes ethical guidance is needed (the “Guidelines”). Join leading social media legal experts for a moderated discussion on the 2017 updated Guidelines.
1.5 MCLE Credits | 1.5 Ethics Credits

Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC
Avant Building - Suite 900, 200 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202-2107

3 - 3:10 p.m.  Welcome and Introductions
3:10 - 4:25 p.m.  Overview of the 2017 Updated NYSBA Social Media Ethics Guidelines
4:25 - 4:30 p.m.  Closing Remarks

Heath Szymczak, Esq., Bond, Schoeneck & King, Buffalo, NY

Mark A. Berman, Esq., Ganfer & Shore LLP, New York, NY
Hon. John M. Curran, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division Fourth Judicial Department, Buffalo, NY
Riane F. Lafferty, Esq., Bond, Schoeneck & King, Buffalo, NY
Amber Diem Melvin, Esq., University of Buffalo School of Law, Buffalo, NY

Registration Fees
Commercial & Federal Litigation Section Member: $25
NYSBA Members: $50
Non-Members: $155

Click here to visit the NYSBA website for additional information and to register.

Additional Information
This program provides TRANSITIONAL credit to all attorneys. For information about New York MCLE requirements, visit www.nycourts.gov/attorneys/CLE IMPORTANT NOTICE--PARTIAL CREDIT FOR PROGRAM SEGMENTS NOT ALLOWED: Under the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board Regulations and Guidelines, attendees at CLE programs cannot get MCLE credit for a program segment (typically, a lecture or panel, of which there are usually several in a program) unless they are present for the entire segment. Those who arrive late, depart early, or are absent for any portion of the segment WILL NOT receive credit for that program segment.