January 18, 2008
D.C. Panel on Law Practice in the Internet Age, Jan. 24, Looks Like Fun
Posted by Alan Childress
The D.C. Bar is cosponsoring a mini-conference -- unfortunately with no CLE credit available -- but with a fun cast and interesting topic. The panel talk will be held over a long lunch on Thurs., Jan. 24, 2008 (or by teleconference for those afar). Its blurb is:
Practicing Law in the E-Court of Public Opinion: How the Internet Can Make or Break a Lawyer's or Law Firm's Reputation and What You Can Do about It - WITH DAVID LAT of ABOVE THE LAW and other national speakers!
In the Internet Age, lawyers and firms are subject to unprecedented public scrutiny. Popular websites like Above the Law provides gossip and behind the scenes news from large law firms, while Avvo allows clients to post their opinions about their attorneys. You'll hear how the web can affect lawyers' reputations, for better or for worse, identify ways to respond to threats to reputation and use the Internet to your advantage and learn about relevant legal concepts like First Amendment, libel and privacy law that relate to your ability to protect your reputation. We'll have a panel of nationally recognized speakers as well as law firm marketing personnel (TBD) who will offer practical tips on guarding and promoting your reputation on line.
All the D.C. events this month are linked here, so look for Jan. 24 to register for this panel. (Many others do carry CLE credit.) The moderator is MyShingle's Carolyn Elefant, and her post on the "star studded panel" and event is here.
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Thank you for posting this. I am going to speak with the DC Bar about qualifying lunch events for CLE credit to attract more attendance. That is a good point. I think this event will be fairly educational because we will cover many of the legal issues related to First Amendment, privacy and libel as well as less legal issues such as the practical responses and of course, a behind the scenes look at popular sites like Avvo and Above the Law.
Posted by: Carolyn Elefant | Jan 19, 2008 2:31:53 PM