New York County Lawyers Association Ethics Opinion 745

Committee on Professional Ethics



“What advice is appropriate to give a client with respect to existing or proposed postings on social media sites.”


Digest of the Committee:

“It is the Committee’s opinion that New York attorneys may advise clients as to (1) what they should/should not post on social media, (2) what existing postings they may or may not remove, and (3) the particular implications of social media posts, subject to the same rules, concerns, and principles that apply to giving a client legal advice in other areas including RPC 3.1, 3.3 and 3.4.”

Rules: New York Rules of Professional Conduct 4.1, 4.2, 3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 8.4


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