ABA hosts a live teleconference and audio webcast on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 on what lawyers and businesses need to know about blogs.
Recent surveys suggest that an estimated 32 million Americans now read blogs while an estimated 8 million have created their own. The increasing influence of blogging has created opportunities and exposed vulnerabilities for businesses, employees, and lawyers themselves.
Join our expert panelists to discover what lawyers and their business clients need to know about blogs. After reading the program materials and listening to the teleconference, you will be able to:
- Discuss the recent impact of blogging on business and employment law
- Identify precedents for employers taking action against employees for blog content
- Analyze how whistleblower, union, and free speech protections may protect some bloggers from employer retaliation
- Advise business clients on drafting blogging policies and guidelines
- Combat negative publicity generated by blogs
Utilize blogs to improve public relations and employee morale
- Consider what courts have said about whether someone who posts on a blog can maintain his or her anonymity
Steven P. Aggergaard, Rider Bennett LLP, Minneapolis, MN
Patrick D. Robben, Rider Bennett LLP, www.minnesotalitigation.com, Minneapolis, MN
Francis G. X. Pileggi, Fox Rothschild LLP, www.delawarelitigation.com, Wilmington, DE