When Worlds Collide: Old Ethics and Social Media

April 24, 2014

Executive Summary

The social media boom of the past few years has created a quagmire for legal professionals. Legal chat rooms, LinkedIn endorsements, and the proliferation of individuals seeking legal advice on Twitter and Facebook all pose potential risks for lawyers and judges alike. Rules of ethics in social media are evolving, and they’re not as open and understanding as one might think. Legal experts from GE and Reed Smith explored what’s allowed and prohibited on social media under the rules of professional conduct.

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“When Worlds Collide: Old Ethics and Social Media.” Kathryn Barrett Park, Senior Counsel, Advertising and Brand Management at General Electric Company; Doug Wood, Partner at Reed Smith LLP. ANA Advertising Law and Public Policy Conference, 4//24/14.

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