New York State Bar Updates Social Media Guidelines

By Melissa Heelan Stanzione

Bloomberg Law reported that NYSBA’s Commercial and Federal Litigation Section updated its social media guidelines. (may require subscription)

The New York State Bar has updated its social media ethics guidelines to include more case law and to be a quick resource for attorneys using social media on how to avoid ethical pitfalls.

Attorneys should use social media but need to understand that nothing is ever really private, and they should think before posting or tweeting, said Ignatius A. Grande, co-chair of the state bar association’s Social Media and New Communication Technologies Committee.

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