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Update: Registration Open for ABA Privacy and Social Media Webinar – May 7th

Sm@rtEdgeLaw Group™ will be discussing “Privacy and Social Media” in an upcoming American Bar Association webinar May 7th with colleagues at other firms and organizations.  Social media is everywhere.  Join this webinar for an update on the latest social media legal issues and challenges.  Attorney CLE credit available.

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Program Description:

American Bar Association

Program Description: Social media continues to change the way people receive news, interact with government and customers, and share personal details once known only to a select few.  And, of course, social media has taken a front and center role in employment, litigation, and recent governmental agency action by the SEC, NLRB, and EEOC, to name but a few agencies dipping into the social networking waters.  From Facebook to Instagram to SnapChat, WhatsApp, Twitter, and beyond, join us as we explore the legal social media landscape. Included in this webinar will be a review of recent caselaw and current and proposed state legislation; an exploration of professional responsibility requirements for attorneys when using social media; a discussion of privacy and potential constitutional issues; and best practice tips for crafting social media policies.

Program Faculty

Richard SantalesaThe Sm@rtEdgeLaw Group, Fairfield, CT

Adrian Fontecilla, Proskauer Rose LLP, Washington DC

Peter Gillespie, Fisher & Phillips LLP, Chicago, IL

Jessica Herrera-Flanigan, Monument Policy Group, Washington DC

CLE Credit

States typically decide whether a program qualifies for MCLE credit in their jurisdiction 4-8 weeks after the program application is submitted. For many live events, credit approval is not received prior to the program.

The ABA applies for and ordinarily receives CLE credit for ABA live webinars and teleconferences in AL, AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, GA, GU, HI, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MN, MO, MT, NM, NY, NC, ND, OK, OR, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VI, VT, WA, WI, and WV.

The ABA does not seek direct accreditation of live webinars and teleconferences in FL, ID, KS, ME, NE, NH, NJ, OH, PA, RI, and WY. Some states allow attorneys to earn credit through reciprocity or self-submission. View accreditation information for your state. The ABA will seek credit for this program in the states indicated on this page.

The ABA will seek 1.5 hours of general CLE credit in 60-minute states and 1.8 hours of CLE credit in 50-minute states. Credit hours granted are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules.

New York: This non-transitional CLE program is approved for experienced NY attorneys in accordance with the requirements of the New York State CLE Board for 1.5 New York CLE credits. Newly admitted attorneys may not earn New York credit for this non-transitional CLE program. All attorneys may click here to view additional MCLE information for your jurisdiction

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R Santalesa

(p) 203.292.0667 (e) Richard Santalesa is based in Fairfield, Connecticut and New York City.
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