In November 2016, the DC Bar Legal Ethics Committee issued Ethics Opinion 370 (Social Media I) and 371 (Social Media II), which address the use of social media by lawyers for marketing and personal use and for providing legal services.
Opinion No. 371 of the District of Columbia Bar’s Legal Ethics Committee Topic: Social Media II, Use of Social Media in Providing Legal Services Conclusion of the Committee: “Social media, like other technology applicable to the practice of
Opinion No. 370 of the District of Columbia Bar’s Legal Ethics Committee Topic: Social Media I, Marketing and Personal Use Conclusion of the Committee: “Social media is a constantly changing area of technology. Social media can be an
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Topic: Attorney Advertising and LinkedIn Digest: “An attorney’s individual LinkedIn profile or other content constitutes attorney advertising only if it meets all five of the following criteria: (a) it is a communication made by or on behalf of the
List of ethics opinions around the country on social media and judges on National Center for State Courts: http://www.ncsc.org/Topics/Media/Social-Media-and-the-Courts/State-Links.aspx?cat=Judicial%20Ethics%20Advisory%20Opinions%20on%20Social%20Media
On September 22, 2015, the West Virginia Office of Disciplinary Counsel Legal Ethics issued a comprehensive opinion to provide the guidance for lawyers on the use of social media for both business and personal matters. West Virginia Office of Disciplinary
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Areas of practice and endorsements may transform lawyer’s LinkedIn profile into advertisement, says NYCLA Formal Opinion 748
On March 10, 2015, the New York County Bar Association (NYCLA) issued opinion Formal Opinion 748 to offer guidance on whether a lawyer can ethically maintain a LinkedIn profile and when it constitutes advertisement. According to the opinion, attorneys may
Committee on Professional Ethics Topic: The ethical implications of attorney profiles on LinkedIn From the digest: “Attorneys may maintain profiles on LinkedIn, containing information such as education, work history, areas of practice, skills, and recommendations written by other LinkedIn users.
Committee on Professional Ethics Topic: Responding to a former client’s critical commentary on a website Digest of the Committee: “A lawyer may not disclose confidential client information solely to respond to a former client’s criticism of the lawyer posted
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