Ethics in a Social Media World

Cleveland Metro Bar Association's New Lawyer Bootcamp

On December 2, Jason spoke to new Cleveland-area attorneys attending the CMBA’s New Lawyer Bootcamp, and provided attendees with cautionary tales of lawyers using social media platforms. Along with case studies of attorneys embarrassing themselves, he also discussed issues of endorsements, false or misleading communications and questions surrounding the use of “specialties.” Then, using recent rulings, Jason explained the ethical questions around lawyers being friends on social media with clients, judges, and other lawyers.