Gabrielle S. Friedman Moderates Ethics Panel on Social Media at “Trial By Jury” Program at the Practicing Law Institute
At this year’s Trial By Jury continuing legal education program at the Practicing Law Institute in New York City, partner Gabi Friedman moderated a panel composed of members of the judiciary and private practice discussing the hot topic: “Attorney Ethics and Social Media Research During Voir Dire.”
Issues covered in the wide-ranging discussion included:
- Avoiding ethical pitfalls in the voir dire;
- Using social media to investigate (potential) jurors;
- Issues involved in using jury consultants for jury selection;
- Batson challenges, stereotyping, and the newly amended New York Rule of Professional Conduct 8.4(g) on unlawful discrimination in the practice of law.
Each year PLI presents a full day program about all aspects of a jury trial, from jury selection to summation, and beyond. In a series of one-hour panels, the most experienced and respected state and federal judges, as well as many distinguished litigators come together to provide valuable and useful insights and perspectives.
The 2022 Trial By Jury CLE program earns a day’s worth of ethics credits in states all across the country, and is available on demand here.
Practising Law Institute (“PLI”) is a 501c(3) nonprofit learning organization dedicated to keeping attorneys and professionals at the forefront of knowledge and expertise, as well as preparing them to fulfill their pro bono responsibilities. PLI is chartered by the Regents of the University of the State of New York, and was founded in 1933. The organization provides the highest quality, accredited, continuing legal and professional education programs in a variety of formats which are delivered by more than 4,000 volunteer faculty including prominent lawyers, judges, investment bankers, accountants, corporate counsel, and U.S. and international government regulators.