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.)