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  • The Twitter Effect: Networking & Legal Issues in New Media Thomas M. Cooley Law School November 18, 2009 Priya Marwah Doornbos PMDlegal.com
  • What is Social Media? • Social news sites • Social bookmarking sites • Social networks • Blogs PMDlegal.com
  • Social Networks PMDlegal.com View slide
  • Professional Networking Online • Listen – Google Alerts – RSS Feeds • Connect – Expand your network – Build relationships – Be present on others’ sites PMDlegal.com View slide
  • Professional Networking Online • Search – Leverage your connections to gain an inside edge when searching for jobs – The new Google • Brand yourself – Create your online profile/resume – Get recommendations – Consider blogging PMDlegal.com
  • Legal Issues Using Social Networking Sites • Right of Publicity • Defamation • Libel and Slander • Harassment • Infringement • Securities Fraud • Workplace Retaliation • Wrongful Termination PMDlegal.com
  • Example Lawsuits – The Bad PMDlegal.com
  • Example Lawsuits – The Good New York Teen Proven Innocent By Facebook PMDlegal.com
  • Ethics Issues Using Social Media Sites PMDlegal.com
  • Ethics Issues Using Social Media Sites Are you creating an attorney-client relationship online? PMDlegal.com
  • Ethics Issues Using Social Media Sites • Confidentiality: Rule 1.6 • Communications: Rules 3.5, 4.2 & 7.1 • Law Firm Rules: Rules 5.1, 5.2 & 5.3 • Advertisement: Rule 7.2 • Solicitation: Rule 7.3 • Misconduct: Rule 8.4 & 8.3 PMDlegal.com
  • Tips To Avoid Lawsuits • Don’t infringe others’ IP • Don’t defame others • Don’t offend others – If you don’t have something nice to say , don’t say anything at all – Use an alias for your account • Check your sources PMDlegal.com
  • Tips For Your Future • Embrace social media • Keep your online persona professional and appropriate – Clean up your personal sites • Add valuable content • Follow employer’s policy PMDlegal.com
  • Resources • The New Community Rules: Marketing on the Social Web by Tamar Weinberg • Mashable.com • SocialMediaLawStudent.com • LinkedInLawyer.blogspot.com • LexBlog.com • Lawyerist.com • PluggedInLawyer.com • ChrisBrogan.com • Guy Kawasaki – Alltop.com PMDlegal.com
  • Connect With Me @PriyaLawyer .com/in/priyamarwahdoornbos .com/priya.marwah.doornbos .com/PMDLegal PMDlegal.com
  • Priya Marwah Doornbos priya@pmdlegal.com www.PMDlegal.com © PMD Legal, 2009 PMDlegal.com