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Ethics, Attorneys, and Social Media: How to Keep the Disciplinary Counsel from Knocking at Your Door

Total Credits: 1 including 1 Ethics

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Legal Ethics |  Technology Proficiency
Philip Bogdanoff Retired Prosecutor & Police Advisor
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Ethical conduct is a key to being an effective attorney. Each week we read about disciplinary cases where attorneys are suspended for misconduct involving clients, the courts, or other attorneys.

In this presentation we examine disciplinary cases involving the misuse of social media and the types of conduct that result in disciplinary action and suspensions. We will examine the rules of professional conduct as it relates to giving legal advice on social media and advertising on social media.   We will review a disciplinary case where a prosecutor used social media in order to persuade a defense witness not to testify at trial.  Most importantly, we learn how to avoid professional misconduct with regard to the use of social media.

NOTE: This program reviews material from relevant attorney disciplinary cases. This includes recounting excerpts from transcripts and social media posts that include profanity used by attorneys in their social media posts and other messages.



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Philip Bogdanoff is a career retired Summit County prosecutor who has experience as a police legal advisor and has taught at seminars sponsored by the Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association, Ohio Attorney General’s office, DEA, MADD, West Virginia Prosecutor’s Institute, Arizona Prosecutor’s Coordinating Council, Idaho Prosecuting Attorneys Association, Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Association, Virginia Prosecutors Association and numerous law enforcement agencies in Ohio.  Please see his website for more information,



Overall:      4.5

Total Reviews: 57


Joshua B - El Paso, Texas

"Never text or post anything that discloses confidential information or violates the rules of professional conduct."

Adrienne H - portland, Maine

"Take care when blogging about legal issues, use disclaimer"

Tracy H - Santa Fe, New Mexico

"be cautious about posting information online or using social media."

Allison F - Brewer, Maine

"Do not post anything!"

Michael E - Newburgh, New York

"The ethical requirements of legal blogs. I didnt realize the nuances there. "

Billy B - Albuquerque, New Mexico

"Do not use social media."

Amy H - Salt Lake City, Utah

"I don't use social media."

Denise R - Albuquerque, New Mexico

"Not to post anything related to my profession, my legal practice or anything political on social media. Not to post anything offensive on social media."

Richard L - Santa Fe, New Mexico

"For me, stay off of Social Media."

Barbara V - Vaughn, New Mexico

"Do not touch social media with a 10 foot poll!!!"