Earlier this year, there was much discussion in the media about employers asking for Facebook passwords. I posted about this topic in March. Well subsequent to this, at least two States, Maryland and Illinois, have enacted legislation banning employers from asking for passwords to social media sites. Congress has also taken up this issue by introducing the Social Networking Online Protection Act, or SNOPA for short.
Tags: SNOPA, Social Media, social media passwords
The federal Judicial Conference committee has developed a new set of model jury instructions regarding jurors use of social media. It expands upon a previous ban of social media usage while serving as a juror and puts in simple terms that jurors are not allowed to use any electronic tool or talk about the case, period, outside of jury deliberations.
A press release regarding the new model jury instructions discusses this in more detail.
You can obtain a copy of the model jury instructions here.Tags: juror, jury instructions, Social Media
I will be speaking this ICLE seminar on April 12, 2011 on how I have used social media to create new opportunities and increase my network.
For more information about this seminar and to register, visit the ICLE seminar website.Tags: ICLE, Lawyers, Social Media, social media for lawyers
I will be presenting at this year’s State Bar of Michigan Annual Meeting Solo & Small Firm Institute “Social Networking in Your Law Practice” program in Grand Rapids. My presentation will focus on Attorney ethics in using social media and networking online.
For those attending the Annual Meeting Solo & Small Firm Institute, my presentation will be at 4pm on Friday, October 1.
Here is a link to the schedule of events for the Annual Meeting and Institute.Tags: attorneys, ethics, ICLE Sol & Small Firm Institute, Lawyers, presentation, Social Media, State Bar of Michigan Annual Meeting