Lawyering In The Age of Social Media

Event Description

Online registration for this event is closed, please e-mail to register.

Remote Only Event

This program will discuss how the Minnesota Rules of Professional Conduct interact with a lawyer’s use of social media. An overview of the rules that impact conduct will include Competence, Confidentiality of Information, Conflict of Interests – Current Clients, Trial Publicity (Extrajudicial Statements), Truthful Statements, Communication with Represented Parties, Impartiality and Decorum of Tribunal, Judges and Legal Officials among others.


In addition to review of ethics rules, this program will also deliver general discussion on topics including:



  • Conflicts, Trial Publicity and Deception



  • "Friend" Requests and Contacts



  • Researching Jurors



  • Statements about Judges | Legal Officials



  • False Statements



  • Potential Pitfalls of Social Media Use and Technology



The program will provide an overview of Minnesota’s lawyer discipline system and OLPR along with resources available for attorneys.



Kristine Nelson Fuge, Senior Assistant Director, Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility

Bing Tuong, Deputy Director, Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility


CLE Credits: 1.0 Ethics CLE Credit applied for 495084


Public Law Section Member- Free
Member, not in section- $15
Non-member- $45
Law Student & New Admittee- Free


Registration Deadline: 11am, December 8th, 2023 . To register after that time, email the program manager.

Remote Participation: Remote instructions will be emailed to you the day prior to the event. A calendar file with a Zoom link is available for download in the automatic receipt.

Program Manager: Kelly Kozicky | | 612-278-6351

Payments/Cancellations: Please register online or over the phone by credit card whenever possible. If you must pay by check, please use this registration form. Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy .

Accommodations: We are committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all members can participate fully. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify the program manager with at least 72 hours notice prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations. Thank you.


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Monday, December 11, 2023

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Live Webinar - Zoom