FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 4/5/2011

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BBA Helps Lawyers Master Social Media with New Offerings

Consider the numbers. . .

- LinkedIn claims more than 90 million "registered users."

- Facebook claims "more than 500 million active users."

- Twitter claims "tens of millions of users worldwide."

Sensitive to the evolving needs of its members, the BBA today announced three free seminars dealing with social media:

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Emerging Issues for Healthcare Employers in the Age of Social Media

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Social Media and the First Amendment in Family Law Cases

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Gaining an Edge with Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare & LinkedIn
(Co-Sponsored with South Asian Bar Association and South Asian Journalists Association)

Meanwhile, after publishing a special edition on "Web 2.0 and the Lost Generation," in 2009, the Boston Bar Journal (BBJ) in its Spring edition published an article by Massachusetts Superior Court Judge Linda E. Giles called "Does Justice Go Off Track When Jurors Go Online?" This summer, BBJ readers can look forward to reading an article that will focus on the ethical boundaries for lawyers using social media as a marketing tool, and the question of how a law firm can "regulate" what its hundreds and perhaps thousands of lawyers are doing on social networking sites.

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The Boston Bar Association traces its origins to meetings convened by John Adams, who provided pro bono representation to the British soldiers prosecuted for the Boston Massacre and went on to become the nation’s second president. Its mission is to advance the highest standards of excellence for the legal profession, facilitate access to justice, serve the community at large and promote diversity and inclusion.