Lawyer Ethics in the Age of Social Media

Event Description

Co-Sponsored by the Practice Management & Marketing Section and the Solo & Small Firm Section

Today, the impact of social media pervades not only our social lives, but also our professional lives. The prominence of social media creates a need for lawyers to be mindful of their ethical obligations when using social media. This presentation will identify the Minnesota Rules of Professional Conduct that are most commonly implicated by a lawyer’s online presence, such as rules governing competence, confidentiality, conflict of interest, and trial publicity. Those rules will be discussed within the context of common social media applications such as online friendships, public commentary, and dissemination of information. The goal of the presentation will be to improve awareness of a lawyer’s ethical obligations and to identify tools to appropriately use social media in consideration of those obligations.

Check-in begins at 11:45 am; special meal requests must be made in advance. 


Nicole Frank | Assistant Director, Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility

CLE Credits:

1.0 Ethics CLE Credit Applied


Section Member (Practice Management and Marketing Section or Solo and Small Firm Section): $10
MSBA Member but not a member of the Section: $20
Non-MSBA Member: $35
Law Students: Free 

Remote Participation: 

Remote attendance is available via webcast.  Please indicate that you will attend remotely when registering.  Instructions will be sent via e-mail a day prior to the program.

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Questions? Contact Ashley Bollig | | 612-278-6353

The MSBA is 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 Ashley Bollig via email at or phone at 612-278-6353. Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations. Thank you.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Glacial Lakes Room / Minnesota State Bar Association Minneapolis, MN United States