Creating a Social Media Policy for Law Firms and Clients

Social media now intrudes on every aspect of personal and professional life. For a law firm, social media can be used as so many others do, for promotion, but there is also the overriding need to use extreme caution while considering potential legal ethics issues. Social media is such a part of everyone’s lives now that firms must set internal policy to avoid any unintentional issues that might affect their reputation, client confidentiality, case management, and potentially create a legal ethics dilemma.

Covered in this seminar will be practical solutions to developing a social media policy that can effect client confidentiality, conflict of interest issues, case management, how it relates to professional conduct and other workplace policies and impact firm reputation management. Learn to identify social media pitfalls for the firm, individual lawyers and employees of the firm and clients. Leave with a comprehensive understanding of the 9 key social media areas related to the practice of law and a law firm’s public and private faces. This seminar will also provide some basis for attorneys to advise their own clients on such policies.

This presentation meets the needs of the California State Bar Association for Legal Professionals to receive continuation credit: The topics covered and activity relates to legal subjects directly relevant to members of the State Bar, has significant current professional and practical content and the provider has significant professional and academic experience related to its content.

Piedmont Avenue Consulting – Continuing Legal Education Program

Our cutting edge California legal continuing education (MCLE) programs are designed to inform and educate everyone from the entry level staff member to the experienced legal practitioner to who would like to deepen their knowledge of this emerging technology, utilize social media to leverage their firm’s brand, and learn how to minimize risks.

CLE Topics covered include:

  • Social Media Ethics
  • Electronic Discovery
  • Legal Research
  • The Litigation Process
  • Helping Your Clients Build Social Media Policies
  • Email Marketing Best Practices
  • Reputation Management
  • Workplace Policies
  • Minimizing Risk
  • Creating Brand Awareness
  • Social Media Sources in Legal Research
  • Social Media and Legal Ethics

About our instructor:

Our instructor have over 30 years of experience conducting continuing education workshops for a variety of businesses including law firms, medical practices, financial agencies and academic institutions. They have used their expertise to develop a series of CLE-approved presentations and workshops on social media in the legal profession, covering some of the unique opportunities it presents, as well as the many critical issues that surround it.

David Mitroff, Ph.D., consults with organizations, business owners and law firms in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Dr. Mitroff has held numerous consultative sales and technology positions, along with co-founding three companies, covering diverse environments including technology, business, legal, financial, retail, restaurant, government, academic, and health care. While working with LexisNexis, David conducted CLE presentations, seminars, and other workshops at leading law firm’s throughout the West Coast. David is an active member, on the executive board, or advisory committees for several organizations. He continually collaborates with several consultant groups, merchant associations, and charities to best serve the community.


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