The Use of Social Media and Its Legal Ethics: NYSBA CLE Program

Katy Cole will be a panelist for this program.

The Use of Social Media and Its Legal Ethics CLE program is sponsored by the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section, the Committee on Technology and the Legal Profession, and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education of 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 and litigation issues facing lawyers. Preservation, collection and production of social media are critical to a litigator’s toolkit, and this CLE include a robust discussion of these issues.  The program will also address disciplinary complaints based on an attorneys’ improper use of digital information.  The updated 2017 version of the Social Media Ethics Guidelines authored by the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the New York State Bar Association will serve as the foundation of the program.

Program Topics

  1. Attorney Competence
  2. Preservation, Collection and Preservation of Social Media
  3. Review and Use of Evidence from Social Media
  4. Attorney Advertising
  5. Furnishing Legal Advice through Social Media
  6. Researching Jurors and Reporting Juror Misconduct
  7. Violation of Ethical Rules:  Social Media and the Disciplinary Process


Registration for the program is available at

Start: 03/21/2018, 6:00pm
End: 03/21/2018, 7:30pm
Location: Maurice A. Dean School of Law at Hofstra University
121 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
Room: Room 303

Contact Person: Member Resource Center
Phone: 800.582.2452

Price: $25, $50, $75
Section member, NYSBA member, Non-member respectively