Next Thursday I'll be participating in the Rubin Symposium, which will focus on the impact of social media on the legal profession—particularly in the realm of litigation. The symposium is a prestigious annual event sponsored by the New Orleans Federal Bar Association, as reflected in this blurb from the NOFBA's website.
I'll be presenting along with Dane Ciolino for the first hour, and then there will be a panel of judges and lawyers who will do some role-play to focus on hypothetical situations involving social media in civil litigation. The symposium is open to the public (but less expensive if you're an FBA member), and will take place on Thursday, May 19th on the 5th floor of the courthouse used by the Eastern District of Louisiana (500 Poydras St., New Orleans). The symposium starts at 2:00 pm on that Thursday, and will last for 2 hours. Attendees will receive 1 hour of CLE credit for Ethics and 1 hour of credit for Professionalism, or 2 hours total.
For more information, click here to obtain a PDF registration form. The written materials for the conference are being distributed by posting online at this link. This symposium is usually well attended, and this year should be no exception. I expect there will be plenty of lively discussion about the benefits and perils of social media in the court system. Perhaps you'll be there to experience it.