NYSBACLE | CLE October 17, 2013–Blogging 101 – Social Media Marketing and Mentoring-Ethical and Practical Considerations


Blogging 101 – Social Media Marketing and Mentoring
Ethical and Practical Considerations

Learn more about the basics of blogging and the practical and ethical considerations surrounding social media marketing for lawyers.

CLE Program and Networking Reception

3.0 MCLE Ethics Credits

Thursday, October 17, 2013
MCLE Ethics Program
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Networking Reception
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Baker Hostetler
45 Rockefeller Plaza | NYC

Sponsored by the General Practice SectionLaw Practice Management and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education

This program will also be streamed as a live CLE Webcast.

Special NYSBA General Practice Section Member Rate $50
NYSBA Members $75 | Non-Members $150


If you would like to join the New York State Bar Association, visit

Program Agenda

4:00 p.m. – 4:10 p.m. Welcome and Introductions – Section and Program Chairs

4:10 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Basics of Blogging – Attorney Advertising Rules (1.0 credit)

5:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Break

5:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Practical and Ethical Considerations of Online Social Media Marketing and Blogging (1.5 credits)

6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Panel/Best Practices (0.5 credits)

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Networking Reception sponsored by the General Practice Section

Program Chair

Paige E. Zandri, Esq.
Attorney and Counselor at Law
New York, New York

Program Faculty

Leonard E. Sienko, Jr., Esq.
The Sienko Law Office
Hancock, NY

Steven C. Bennett, Esq.
Jones Day
New York, NY

Barbara Beauchamp
New York State Bar Association

Pre-registration is required.

Register Today!

The General Practice Section is pleased to announce the launch of its innovative mentoring program, GP Law ConnectGP Law Connect will be a legal blog, sponsored by the NYSBA’s General Practice Section, for mentors and mentees to co-author articles and publish them online. Read more and learn how to join atwww.nysba.org/GPMentoringBlog.

This program is approved for all attorneys including those newly admitted. Newly admitted attorneys are encouraged to attend in person as they cannot receive MCLE credit for their participation in CLE webcasts/webconferences.

To learn more about upcoming Law Practice Management programs, visit www.nysba.org/LPM.

If you pre-register for the CLE Webcast, you will be able to view the program video online and email questions during the live program. All registrants will have access to the program archive for over a year. Registrants will be able to go back and review excerpts on demand.

Be advised that during the webcast, program verification codes will be displayed on the screen and announced. In order to receive MCLE credit, you will need to print the MCLE Attestation Form and write down the program codes. You will receive your MCLE certificate via email. Please be sure to provide your email address when registering.

In the event that you miss any portion of the program, the archive will be posted online. All pre-registered CLE webcast registrants will have access to the online archive file. You will be able to view the archive online, on-demand at your leisure.

Please note: Newly admitted attorneys may not receive MCLE credit for their participation in CLE Webcasts.

NYSBA General Practice Section Chapter organizing near you

The General Practice Section is excited to announce that a General Practice Section Chapter is organizing in your Judicial Department.  Meetings will be held in your area and will concern matters that are important to you and your practice.

As the Chapters are in the their beginning phase, the Section is seeking individuals to take on leadership roles within their local chapter.  Please respond to Lew Tesser, Chair, General Practice Section at LTesser@TesserRyan.com to indicate your interest in a leadership role.

ALSO, it would be great if we could have a discussion on the list serve about the General Practice Section.  Are we meeting your needs? What else would you like to see your Section doing?  Please feel free to post your constructive comments.   generalpractice@lists.nysba.org   We’re here for you.


Lew Tesser, Chair

General Practice Section

Lewis Tesser

Tesser, Ryan & Rochman, LLP.

509 Madison Avenue

New York, NY 10022

(212) 754-9000

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NYSBA Pro Bono Appeals Program

The New York State Bar Association is proud to provide an innovative Pro Bono Appeals Program that offers free representation to individuals of modest means in selected appeals to the Appellate Division in both the Third and Fourth Departments.

The Program, which began in the Third Department three years ago, was recently expanded to the Fourth Department. Family law appeals have proven to be the area of greatest need. The Program also offers appellate representation in cases involving education, health, housing, unemployment insurance, and worker’s compensation. The Association’s Committee on Courts of Appellate Jurisdiction selects cases based on several factors, including the merits of the issues raised and the potential impact of the case.

If you have clients of modest means who could benefit from this Program, please tell them about it and help them complete an application, available at www.nysba.org/probonoappeals, along with other details about the Program. Applicants with income up to 250% of Federal Poverty Guidelines are eligible for representation. Also, if you have appellate experience and would like to participate in the program, please contact the Program at info@probonoappealsny.org.


Seymour W. James, Jr., President

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Volunteers Needed for Superstorm Sandy Relief

Superstorm Sandy volunteers are still needed to give free phone consultations. The need is for landlord/tenant advice and problems with co-ops and condos.

Click here to obtain the volunteer form.

For more information contact:

Eva Valentin-Espinal
Coordinator, Lawyer Referral and Information Service
New York State Bar Association
One Elk Street, Albany, NY 12207
518.487.5700 Phone
518.487.5694 Fax

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