Upcoming Pennsylvania CLE to address legal issues surrounding use of social media

On November 10, 2009, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute will host a CLE course on the issues that attorneys and clients face when we (and when our clients) use social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and . . . yes . . . blogs.   The course will be presented in two locations:  Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. 

The agenda for the CLE includes the following topics:

  • Introduction to social media:  how lawyers can use blogs and social networks for marketing and research
  • Intellectual property and social media:  privacy, copyrights, trademarks, and other rights
  • Employment law and social media:  policies and procedures for handling employees who tweet, blog, text, and post
  • The in-house counsel perspective:  a panel discussion with practical tips on how companies are dealing with the legal issues relating to social media
  • Social media and litigation:  what to do when lawyers, judges, witnesses, and jurors become “friends”; how to use social media to help win your case; how to manage data generated by social media in discovery
  • Legal ethics:  ethical questions facing lawyers who blog, tweet, and “friend” online.

Details and sign-up information about the course are available at the PBI website by clicking here.  (Full disclosure:  I am a course planner and faculty member for this CLE.) 


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