Pepper Hamilton is a sponsor of the Association of Corporate Counsels Delaware Valley (DELVACCA) Chapter's 3rd Annual In-House Counsel Conference to be held on April 7, 2011 at the The Doubletree Hotel in Philadelpha, Pa.
Pepper attorneys Hope A. Comisky, Kristin Hynd Jones, Kassem L. Lucas and Charles S. Marion will be speaking on a panel session titled, "Selected Ethical Issues in the World of Social Media." The explosive growth of social media through services such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and MySpace has caused a sea change in the legal community. Lawyers are taking advantage of the latest social media options and innovations to zealously represent their clients and market their practices. Are lawyers employing these tools in a manner consistent with their ethical obligations? This session will discuss particular areas of concern in which the ease of interaction and communication, arguably social media’s most critical feature, applies significant pressure on a lawyer’s ethical responsibilities, such as: communications through social media sites with represented parties and unrepresented witnesses during discovery; applicability/waiver of the attorney-client privilege for communications by e-mail or on blogs; ex parte communications with judges and jurors through social media sites or tweets; and Internet marketing and solicitation of prospective clients.
For more information, visit http://www.acc.com/chapters/del/index.cfm?eventID=10560.