Topics will include:
- Rules of Professional Conduct: The ABA model rules, state-specific examples, what they mean for online communications.
- The Commercial Speech Doctrine: Understanding lawyer’s first amendment rights, and how the commercial speech doctrine defines how expansively attorney advertising regulations can be read.
- Social Media: Social media (twitter, facebook, blogging, etc.) raises a host of issues with respect to advertising rules. Topics will include thoughts on ways to use these tools while still complying with advertising and solicitation rules.
Ethical Issues in Social Media
Josh King, Vice President, Business Development & General Counsel, Avvo, Inc. At Avvo, Josh works on a daily basis with attorneys and state bars to understand how rapidly-changing online communications mesh with regulations on attorney advertising. Josh started his career as a litigator in San Mateo, CA. Since then, he has worked in companies large and small in a variety of legal and non-legal roles, including serving as General Counsel of Cellular One of San Francisco and Vice President, Corporate Development at AT&T Wireless. Josh has an undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon and a J.D. from University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Josh is admitted to the bar in California. He is a Board member of the Public Participation Project and a frequent speaker and writer on first amendment and attorney advertising issues.