In 2018, North Carolina became the first state to institute a technology CLE requirement. The requirement recognizes that technology is integrated into everyone’s lives, and now, lawyers must act accordingly. In a contributed article published in North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, Poyner Spruill Partner and Privacy and Cybersecurity Co-Chair Saad Gul shared 10 rules to all attorneys using social media. These rules included avoiding any informal discussions of legal matters or specific cases online, remaining abreast of any changes to applicable laws, and ensuring that your organization is technologically prepared to monitor social media. Gul also discussed the strategic difference between avoiding the human impulse to hit back at critics and using social media as a crisis communication tool.
To read the full article, visit North Carolina Lawyers Weekly.