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In this May 28, 2015 1-hour course, Patrick M. Connors
a Professor of Law at Albany Law School, where he teaches, inter alia, Legal
Ethics, describes numerous ethical traps which lawyers should avoid when using
social media in their practices. Professor Connors explains the relevant
guidance from numerous bar association ethics opinions and case decisions.
Major topics include:
May an attorney respond by email or through social media to a person who posted
a specific problem on a forum or similar site and asks to be contacted by an
May a lawyer who wishes to find plaintiffs for a potential case post an
invitation on a third-party site, such as Reddit or Twitter?
May an attorney advise a client to change the privacy settings on his/her
May lawyers advise clients of the dangers of compiling and posting information
on social media sites?
Allied Concrete Co. v. Lester case
The Ethical Implications of Attorney Profiles on LinkedIn
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