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
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.
David Lat, Editor in Chief, AboveTheLaw.com
Mark Britton, CEO, President, Co-founder, Avvo.com
Andrew Mirsky, Mirsky & Company Law Offices
Jonathan Frieden, Principal, Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, P.C.
Moderator: Carolyn Elefant, Law Offices of Carolyn Elefant, www.myshingle.com
Date /Time: Thursday, January 24, 2008 /12:00 pm – 2:00 pm (Please bring your lunch.)
Location: D.C. Bar Conference Center, 1250 H Street NW (Metro Center)
More information, including how to register, is available at Carolyn’s blog.