Social Media Ethics Guidelines of the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section

The Commercial and Federal Litigation Section's Social Media Ethics Guidelines have long been recognized as the most widely relied upon publication in the United States on social media legal ethics. The Fourth Edition of the Guidelines, which has just been released, shows why they are so highly regarded, why they have been quoted in opinions issued by ethical bodies throughout the country, and why other bar associations have based entire programs on them. As the use of social media continues to grow, and as social media networks proliferate and become more sophisticated, the Guidelines, which are based on the New York Rules of Professional Conduct (NYRPC) and ethics opinions interpreting those Rules, have become the go-to source for principles addressing social media issues.

Download the guidelines here.