The New York Bar Association is revising its Social Media Ethics Guidelines. The revisions to the guidelines address the following issues pertaining to members of the Bar and their use of social media: (1) Attorney Competence; (2) Attorney Advertising; (3) Furnishing of Legal Advice Through Social Media; (4) Review and Use of Evidence from Social Media; (5) Communicating with Clients; (6) Researching Jurors and Reporting Juror Misconduct; and (7) Using Social Media to Communicate with a Judicial Officer.
The New York Law Journal’s article provides a nice synopsis of the revisions. For those people who want to read the actual text of the revisions the document is provided here. In my estimation the New York Bar is at the forefront of addressing the myriad of issues that are present for lawyers and their use of social media.
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