ABA Rule 1.1: Competence
To maintain the requisite knowledge and skill, a lawyer should keep abreast of changes in the law and its practice, including the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology, engage in continuing study and education and comply with all continuing legal education requirements to which the lawyer is subject.
Each state has their own guidelines and some are more developed than others. New York state has one of the more detailed guidelines for social media use by attorneys. Social Media Ethics Guidelines of the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the New York Bar Association are a particular thorough review of social media ethical issues. They were updated in June of 2015
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