Instagram_Icon_LargeOn Thursday, February 26th, I’ll be speaking on a panel discussion for the Connecticut Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section discussing the legal considerations of social media.

The topic covers how the evolving world of new social media is constantly churning up interesting legal issues and problems. The panel will present insights on some of the hot issues related to cutting edge social media in a variety of sectors, including employment and law enforcement.

We’ll also talk about cases like the attorney who thought it was a good idea to post pictures of his, ahem, body part online. 

Among the issues we hope to address:

  • The unique legal challenges of new social media applications such as Vine, Snapchat and Instagram
  • Use of social media content in investigations by human resources and police departments
  • Examples of how practicing attorneys have run into legal trouble through their social media activity

I’ve grateful to be joined by author David Lat, who was the founder of the Above the Law blog and Lauri Stevens, of LAwS Communications.  Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson of Robinson+Cole will moderate.

It begins at 6p at the Quinnipiac Club in New Haven and the cost is just $10 for members and includes dinner.  A book signing by David Lat starts at 4:30p.

I am happy to sign David’s book as well, but I think I’ll probably stick to tweeting about the event.

Many thanks to my firm, Shipman & Goodwin and Robinson+Cole for sponsoring the program and underwriting a lot of its cost.  It’s not too late to register here.