FHG Media Enterprises Exhibits At The Minority Corporate Counsel Association CLE Expo at the Chicago Marriot March 20 - 22, 2012 Press Release

FHG will feature its new Law Firm and Law Department Online Diversity Network And Engagement Tools at the MCCA CLE Expo March 20 - 22, 2012


Phoenix, AZ - FHG Media Enterprises (FHG) - - a new media and software development technology company will be exhibiting at the Minority Corporate Counsel Association CLE Expo scheduled for March 20 - 22, 2012 at the Downtown Chicago Marriott. One of the hot topics to be discussed during the Expo on Thursday, March 22, 2012 will be the seminar titled “Ethics for Lawyers: Blogs & Tweets That Can Torpedo Your Career” which is expected to provide lawyers with helpful tips on how to navigate and properly use social media and the blogosphere that don’t cross ethical lines yet provide valuable and informative legal content for clients. The seminar will be led out by moderator Rhonda S. Ferguson, Vice President, Corporate Secretary & Chief Ethics Officer, FirstEnergy Corp., along with attorney Charles E. Griffin, of Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC, attorney Margaret J. Lockhart of Cooper & Walinski, LPA and Frances O’Meara Managing Partner, Kaufman Dolowich Voluck & Gonzo LLP. This seminars emphasis on the ethical component of social for lawyers reinforces the need for FHG’s new Law Firm & Law Department Online Diversity Network which provides a private social media network where minority and women outside counsel can blog, podcast and post video in a private social media ecosystem that is client centered. Unlike other social media platforms that provide content to the masses regardless of the ethnical needs of an industry, FHG’s Online Minority Lawyer, Law Firm and Law Department Network is for lawyers by lawyers with the focus of creating quality content that adds value to the end user experience without trampling the ethics rules.

Minority and women lawyers are knowledge leaders in their industry and their communities and social media tools are a great resource for those lawyers to meaningfully engage with law department clients as well as consumer clients. However, certain social media platforms with their mass environments can cause a lawyer (if they are not careful) to forget their ethical obligations because the environment promotes information overload without regard to the unique ethical obligations that strictly apply to lawyers.

Consequently, FHG has developed the Minority Counselor online professional networks for women and minority lawyers that provide subscribing lawyers with on the fly social media tools likes blogs, podcasts, and streaming video in a lawyer only environment that is an indirect reminder to the subscribing legal professional that use of the platform must comply with the legal profession’s ethics rules. Also, the Minority Counselor Professional Network provides a private professional communication tool for diverse outside counsel to communicate with diverse in-house counsel as well as it provides an opportunity for outside counsel to market and promote their legal services to the general public and specifically to underserved minority communities in a user friendly format that positions the lawyers as knowledge leaders. Each subscribing lawyer receives a state-of-the art professional profile where the lawyer can post legal blogs, podcasts, videos and print publications that are searchable across the internet. Law firms and law department also receive an organization profile that is searchable and engages targeted end users. Social media is here to stay; but, social networks (or rather professional networks) that are industry specific, client centered and that promote an ecosystem that meet ethical requirements is the future of social media. To learn more, go to the FHG Media Enterprises booth at the MCCA CLE Expo and contact Jo Saint-George, Esq. or send an e-mail to jo@fhgmediaent.

Date Published: 03/13/2012