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 primarily on lawyers' social media use, the issue of client counseling has received less attention. Now, a new ethics Opinion by the New York County Lawyers Association concludes that lawyers may ethically counsel clients about their use of social media, including, in some circumstances, advising them to "take down" social media content. It is an important opinion for New York practitioners.

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Published In: Communications & Media Updates, Professional Malpractice Updates

Reference Info:State, 2nd Circuit, New York | United States