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New York County Lawyers Association Ethics Opinion

NYCLA Ethics Opinion 745 (2013) - Advising a Client Regarding Posts on Social Media Sites

As social networking increases in popularity, lawyers are faced with questions about whether - and to what extent - they should advise clients about the use of social media. While news reports and ethics opinions have focused...more

The Legal Ethics of Social Networking - Part I of II

Social networking has become a regular part of our daily lives - and lawyers are no exception. This article (in two parts) discusses the various ethical implications of lawyers using social media. Part One of the article...more

Youkers v. State of Texas

Opinion

Court rejects criminal defendant's request for new trial based on Judge's Facebook communication with victim's father....more

Hypotheticals: Hot Topics in Legal Ethics

The ethics of social media, over-billing, outsourcing, and prospective client conflicts are all hot topics for lawyers these days. In May 2013, I participated in an ethics program at my alma mater, Fordham Law School,...more

Ethics of Social Media - PowerPoint Presentation

Today, I gave a CLE presentation at the New York City Bar Association about the ethics of lawyers using social media. This is the PowerPoint presentation for the program. ...more

The Ethics of Social Media Use

I will be speaking about prudent social media practices for lawyers at a New York City Bar CLE program on January 29, 2013. As an ethics lawyer and active user of Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, I have both a professional...more

Proteceting Your Professional Reputation as an Asset

Given the power of the internet and the unmistakable reach and shelf life of a digital complaint to hurt you, it’s more important than ever to both have and defend a professional reputation. Complaints are often...more

Hypothetical - Conflicts of Interest for Entertainment Lawyers

In 2011, I moderated an ethics panel at the CMJ Music Festival addressing conflicts of interest for entertainment lawyers. This is the hypothetical I prepared for the program....more

Hypothetical - Conflicts of Interest for Entertainment Lawyers

In 2011, I moderated an ethics panel at the CMJ Festival discussing conflicts of interest for entertainment lawyers. This is the hypothetical I used for the program....more

Protecting Your Professional Reputation as an Asset

Given the power of the Internet and the unmistakable reach and shelf life of a digital complaint to hurt you, it’s more important than ever to both have and defend a professional reputation. Complaints are often...more

Hypothetical - Ethics for Entertainment Lawyers

In May 2011, I led an internal ethics program at my law firm on legal ethics for entertainment lawyers. This is the hypothetical I prepared for the program....more

Professional Speaker's Contract/Planner

Welcome to the u201cProfessional Speakeru2019s Contractu201d. The purpose of this form is to help you plan, confirm, and contract for a successful faith-based speaking event....more

Weathering the Storm: Using Social Networking Sites to Uncover the Hidden Job Opportunities

Some social networking sites (“SNS”) are still in their teenage phase: crushes, gossip, sports stats, and local flavor are their typical posts. Most SNS’ casual approach to communicating is not the standard...more

Reach Out and Touch Someone's Wallet?

In years past, advertising in New Jersey was of little concern to the professional architect. While advertising has long been regulated by the State Board of Architects (“Board”), the rules concerning advertising...more

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