Course DescriptionThis webinar is designed to help lawyers and law firms understand the professional ethics rules and other state bar regulations governing the use of social media, with a special emphasis on the first amendment constraints around these rules and specific examples of the use (and misuse) of current social media platforms.
Topics will include:
- Rules of Professional Conduct: The ABA model rules, state-specific examples, what they mean for online communications.
- The Commercial Speech Doctrine: Understanding lawyer’s first amendment rights, and how the commercial speech doctrine defines how expansively attorney advertising regulations can be read.
- Social Media: Social media (twitter, facebook, blogging, etc.) raises a host of issues with respect to advertising rules. Topics will include thoughts on ways to use these tools while still complying with advertising and solicitation rules.
- Maria N.
- David H.
- James S.
- Judith S.
- Keshet S.
- Steven M.
Meet the Lecturer(s)
Josh King, Vice President, Business Development & General Counsel, Avvo, Inc. At Avvo, Josh works on a daily basis with attorneys and state bars to understand how rapidly-changing online communications mesh with regulations on attorney advertising. Josh started his career as a litigator in San Mateo, CA. Since then, he has worked in companies large and small in a variety of legal and non-legal roles, including serving as General Counsel of Cellular One of San Francisco and Vice President, Corporate Development at AT&T Wireless. Josh has an undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon and a J.D. from University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Josh is admitted to the bar in California. He is a Board member of the Public Participation Project and a frequent speaker and writer on first amendment and attorney advertising issues.