Navigating the Ethical Pitfalls of Social Media

The proliferation of social media as a vital tool in business and personal communication presents many ethical traps for lawyers and their clients. At what point do conflicts of interest dictate who makes your friend-list? How much can you discuss your current business without violating confidentiality? Can posts on social media sites violate lawyer advertising rules? Underlying all of these questions is how can a good social media policy prevent problems? The Social Media Policy group on Martindale-Hubbell Connected hosted a Q&A Panel Discussion, , Navigating the Ethical Pitfalls of Social Media, on January 27 addressing these questions and more. The roundtable explored the spectrum of ethical issues that affect lawyers and other business professionals, suggested practical tips for avoiding problems, and provided a framework for analyzing new situations that may arise.
The slides from and recording of the Webinarare now available. While on-site replays of this Webinar are not eligible for CLE credit, a live session will be scheduled for those who were unable to log into the meeting. At that soon-to-be-scheduled time, you will be able to view the Webinar recording, ask questions and discuss this dynamic topic in order to earn the appropriate CLE credit.