Social Media Law Presentation Slides for MENG Webinar

I recently had the pleasure of presenting a nationally broadcast webinar on social media law to MENG (Marketing Executives Networking Group) which is a national network of top-level marketing executives. You can learn more about MENG by visiting its website and you can learn more about my presentation by visiting MENG’s webpage promoting the webinar.

Thanks to the hard work and experience of the MENG team, the technical aspects of the webinar were very smooth and the participants had fabulous questions that made it even better. Presenting to MENG was a great experience that I really appreciate!

The slides from the presentation titled Social Media Law: It is Real, and, Yes, It Really Can Impact Your Business are available HERE.

 


 

About the author

Shawn Tuma is a lawyer who is experienced in advising clients on complex digital information law and intellectual property issues. These issues include things such as trade secrets litigation and misappropriation of trade secrets (under common law and the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act), unfair competition, and cyber crimes such as the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act; helping companies with data security issues from assessing their data security strengths and vulnerabilities, helping them implement policies and procedures for better securing their data, preparing data breach incident response plans, leading them through responses to a data breach, and litigating disputes that have arisen from data breaches.

Shawn is a partner at BrittonTuma, a boutique business law firm with offices near the boarder of Frisco and Plano, Texas which is located minutes from the District Courts of Collin County, Texas and the Plano Courthouse of the United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas. He represents clients in lawsuits across the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex including state and federal courts in Collin County, Denton County, Dallas County, and Tarrant County, which are all courts in which he regularly handles cases (as well as throughout the nation pro hac vice). Tuma regularly serves as a consultant to other lawyers on issues within his area of expertise and also serves as local counsel for attorneys with cases in the District Courts of Collin County, Texas, the United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas, and the United States District Court, Northern District of Texas.

Using Social Media in Your Law Practice – Presentation to Collin County Bar Association #ccba

Using Social Media in Your Law Firm

Using Social Media in Your Law Firm

Today I have the pleasure of speaking to a great group of Collin County lawyers in the Collin County Bar Association’s monthly general meeting about the practical and ethical considerations of using social media in a law practice as well as my own tips that I have learned by using social media in my practice.

Here is are Prezi presentation slides — take a look and let me know your thoughts!

Using Social Media In Your Law Practice

 


 

About the author

Shawn Tuma is a lawyer who is experienced in advising clients on complex digital information law and intellectual property issues. These issues include things such as trade secrets litigation and misappropriation of trade secrets (under common law and the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act), unfair competition, and cyber crimes such as the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act; helping companies with data security issues from assessing their data security strengths and vulnerabilities, helping them implement policies and procedures for better securing their data, preparing data breach incident response plans, leading them through responses to a data breach, and litigating disputes that have arisen from data breaches.

Shawn is a partner at BrittonTuma, a boutique business law firm with offices near the boarder of Frisco and Plano, Texas which is located minutes from the District Courts of Collin County, Texas and the Plano Courthouse of the United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas. He represents clients in lawsuits across the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex including state and federal courts in Collin County, Denton County, Dallas County, and Tarrant County, which are all courts in which he regularly handles cases (as well as throughout the nation pro hac vice). Tuma regularly serves as a consultant to other lawyers on issues within his area of expertise and also serves as local counsel for attorneys with cases in the District Courts of Collin County, Texas, the United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas, and the United States District Court, Northern District of Texas.

Collin County Bench Bar Presentation on Cyber Risks to Lawyers #CCBBF

Collin County Bench Bar Presentation Digital Information Law

Collin County Bench Bar Presentation Digital Information Law

This morning I have the privilege of speaking at the Collin County Bench Bar Conference and talking with a tremendous group of Collin County Judges and Lawyers about the risks that lawyers, their clients, and their law practices face from data insecurity issues.

Here is the Prezi presentation that I will be using – take a look and tell me what you think! Cyber Fraud, Data Breaches, and Corporate Espionage: How They Impact Your Law Practice

p.s. The theme for the weekend is The Kentucky Derby if you were wondering how the horse fit in!

Using Social Media in Your Law Practice – Prezi Presentation

Using Social Media in Your Law Firm

Using Social Media in Your Law Firm

I recently had the pleasure of speaking to a great group of Collin County lawyers in the Collin County Bar Association’s Law Practice Management Section about the practical and ethical considerations of using social media in a law practice as well as my own tips that I have learned by using social media in my practice.

Here is are Prezi presentation slides — take a look and let me know your thoughts!

Using Social Media In Your Law Practice

 


 

About the author

Shawn Tuma is a lawyer who is experienced in advising clients on complex digital information law and intellectual property issues. These issues include things such as trade secrets litigation and misappropriation of trade secrets (under common law and the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act), unfair competition, and cyber crimes such as the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act; helping companies with data security issues from assessing their data security strengths and vulnerabilities, helping them implement policies and procedures for better securing their data, preparing data breach incident response plans, leading them through responses to a data breach, and litigating disputes that have arisen from data breaches.

Shawn is a partner at BrittonTuma, a boutique business law firm with offices near the boarder of Frisco and Plano, Texas which is located minutes from the District Courts of Collin County, Texas and the Plano Courthouse of the United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas. He represents clients in lawsuits across the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex including state and federal courts in Collin County, Denton County, Dallas County, and Tarrant County, which are all courts in which he regularly handles cases (as well as throughout the nation pro hac vice). Tuma regularly serves as a consultant to other lawyers on issues within his area of expertise and also serves as local counsel for attorneys with cases in the District Courts of Collin County, Texas, the United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas, and the United States District Court, Northern District of Texas.

Listen to Shawn Tuma discuss social media law issues for business on PlayMakers Talk Show via podcast

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UPDATE: here is the podcast

Shawn Tuma is a featured guest on this week’s PlayMaker’s Talk Show on 570 KLIF in Dallas, Texas. Shawn will discuss several social media law issues that are important for businesses and business owners to consider when using social media. The show airs at 4:00 p.m. today – Sunday, March 17, 2013. You can listen LIVE by going to the KLIF website or stream the show on iheartradio.

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A podcast of the episode is available by clicking HERE to play/download or going to the PlayMaker’s Talk Show website.

You can view Shawn’s blog posts on social media law HERE. If you have any questions or would like to talk social media law, computer fraud, data security or privacy, please feel free to contact Shawn at 469.635.1335, stuma@brittontuma.com or @shawnetuma

Social Media Law: Video Presentation for Social Media Breakfast

The full video of my recent presentation on social media law is now available!

On August 30, 2012, I made a presentation to Social Media Breakfast Dallas titled Social Media Law: It is Real and, Yes, It Can Impact Your Business. The presentation was about social media law and how it relates to businesses using social media. The presentation was professionally videoed by Jason (@jcroftmagic) and the great people at Magic Production Group (@magicprogroup) and they did a fantastic job on the production! The full video presentation is embedded on both Vimeo and YouTube below and you can also access it by clicking on the links for Vimeo and YouTube. As always, please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss these issues any further! Shawn Tuma: @shawnetuma / stuma@brittontuma.com / 214.726.2808.

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/49071894″>Shawn Tuma – Social Media Law</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/magicvideoinc”>Magic Production Group</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Learn About Social Media Through Pictures on Pinterest!

If you would like to learn a lot more about social media by simply looking at pictures instead of reading boring blog posts, I can tell you how to do it … but first you have to get to the end of this boring blog post (hint: or just skip right to the bottom if you want!). Let me explain what I am talking about …

A few weeks ago I joined the ranks of those who have become obsessed with Pinterest. We can thank my wife for that as she was the “early adopter” in our family, as well as our daughter Clara (but that is a whole ‘nuther post).

According to Pinterest’s About page,

“Pinterest is a Virtual Pinboard. . . . Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web.”

If that doesn’t tell you enough just go have a look for yourself by clicking HERE! You will need an invite to Pinterest and you can request one HERE — or send me an email and I’ll be happy to invite you. Simply put, Pinterest is a bunch of pictures. That’s it. Pictures of everything you can imagine. It is the world displayed visually through pictures.

Shortly after I began using Pinterest I began exchanging ideas about it with Jay Pinkert, a well respected legal marketer (among other things), who manages Shatterbox Marketing & Communications, and we talked about whether there were ways that professionals such as lawyers could use Pinterest for marketing purposes. At that time all I could envision doing with Pinterest was (a) using it for fun and (b) using it to help develop relationships with other people which is, after all, the foundation of social media. I really did not see any substantive value, however, for a lawyer such as myself who focuses on issues like social media law, technology law, and computer fraud beyond the fact that I need to have an in depth understanding of these social media services to best enable me to advise my clients about the legal issues involved with using them.

Then an epiphany hit me!

Earlier this morning I had the wonderful opportunity of attending the Social Media Breakfast Dallas where I met many others who are also passionate about social media. I found myself in a conversation with two new friends, Tonya Delano and Jackie Bese and you will never believe what I learned: they were into Pinterest also, as well as virtually everyone else I talked with! In fact, Tonya has even recently blogged about Pinterest: Like I need another social media addiction! 

Talking with them about it got me to thinking that, with that many “social media types” interested in Pinterest there had to be some interesting social media graphics on there because the “social media types” are generally very graphic-oriented people. Forgive the stereotype but you know I’m right about this one, and that’s a plus!

So, I decided to spend some time on Pinterest this evening and was amazed with all of the “infographics” (pictures to most of us) that I found. Seriously, take a look at the picture to the right that is on Pinterest but originally came from a blog post titled Social Media Marketing — 10 Inspiring Infographics written by Jeff Bullas. This is just one example of the tons of other infographics you can find there.

The more I thought about it, the more I reflected back to the discussion Jay and I had and I realized that information such as this may be of interest to people I connect with on social media and is also related to the social media law aspect of my practice. So, I spent about half an hour looking at these amazing and informative pictures and “pinned” as many as I could on social media and put it in a “board” called “social media” that you really need to go check out right HERE.

There is some very helpful information about social media that you can learn just from looking at these really awesome pictures and it is a heck of a lot more fun than reading boring blog posts like this one. So, here you go, if you want to learn a lot about social media just from looking at pictures, Pinterest is the place to go and my social media board is the perfect place to start.

Have fun pinning and let me know what you think about whether there is any real value in using Pinterest for something like this, or, if you just think I’m being goofy (p.s., kiddos, this is not a license to criticize dad).