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Avoiding Ethical Problems in Online Legal Marketing

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Date Published

March 15, 2015

Publisher

New York State Trial Lawyers Association

Subjects

Ethics

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Summary

4.0 Ethics and Professionalism credits

This important program on using social media to market your practice without falling into any ethical quagmires. The program will feature top speakers on social media ethics who will address avoiding ethical pitfalls within your website, blogs, LinkedIn, Facebook as well as best practices.

We will also focus on the application of advertising rules to LinkedIn, specifically:
• NYS Rule 7.1: False or misleading statements
• Disclaimers on LinkedIn profiles (Rule 7.1 and 7.3)
• Solicitation (Rule 7.3)
• Specialization and “expertise” (Rule 7.1 and 7.3, NYSBA Opinion 972)
• LinkedIn Skills and Endorsements – reciprocal recommendations(Rule 7.2) and other issues
• Client recommendations on LinkedIn
• Confidentiality – what you can and cannot say about clients and cases on LinkedIn; confidentiality issues in communicating with clients/potential clients electronically (Rule 1.6)
• Unauthorized practice of law and inadvertent attorney-client relationships (Rules 1.18 and Rule 5.5)
• Who lawyers can and should connect to on social media

There will also be a discussion on the use of Facebook, including:
•“Friend” requests – which requests should and should not be accepted
• What ethical issues are there when “friending”
• Ethical considerations in researching juror’s, parties’, and witness’s social media presence
• What can and can’t attorneys advise clients about incriminating social media postings

There will also be comment from the Grievance Committee concerning the Committee’s perspective as to how attorneys are getting into trouble with advertising rules using social media.

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Presenters

Annamarie Bondi-Stoddard, Esq.
Pegalis & Erickson, LLC


Fred Cohen, Esq.
Founder - Amicus Creative Media, LLC


Stacey Sharpelletti
Assistant Counsel to the Grievance Committee for the 10th Judicial District


Allison Shields, Esq.
President - Legal Ease Consulting


Aaron Zerykier, Esq.
Farrell Fritz, PC


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Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

Avoiding Ethical Problems in Online Legal Marketing Part 1- Video
Avoiding Ethical Problems in Online Legal Marketing Part 2 - Video
Avoiding Ethical Problems in Online Legal Marketing - Paper
Avoiding Ethical Problems in Online Legal Marketing Part 1 - Audio
Avoiding Ethical Problems in Online Legal Marketing Part 2 - Audio
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Credit

If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.

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How to Attend

Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like. Please note: Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser. We recommend using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari for best results.

Technical Requirements
You may access this course on a computer or mobile device with high speed internet (iPhones require iOS 10 or higher). Recommended browsers are Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

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