Distance Learning

Keeping Up with the Times: How to Leverage Twitter and Other Social Media Tools as a Health Care Lawyer (Fundamental) - On Demand Recording

Recorded On: 01/11/2016

Time: 75 minutes
Session Format: On Demand Recording

In an era of growing use of social media, health care attorneys should be aware of the many benefits social media may add to their practices. The panelists on this roundtable discussion will introduce to common social media tools health care attorneys may consider utilizing, whether to receive breaking news in their practice area(s) or to use to market their own practice. The panelists will also discuss practical tips to consider and common pitfalls to avoid while using social media and their own success stories and how it has benefitted their practices.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • What is a Twitter?
    • Introduce participants to Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook (or maybe not);
    • Explain handles and hashtags.
  • How to use social media, such as Twitter, to keep up with breaking health law news and connect with others:
    • Explain use of feeds, hashtags, etc., to keep up discussion of health law news items that are interesting to you
    • Give examples of uses to connect with others in your field before and after meetings and conferences.
  • Practical tips for using social media wisely:
    • Be aware of attorney advertising rules in your state;
    • Be mindful of giving "legal advice";
    • Be cognizant of who you tweet about.
  • General discussion from our experts, including social media 'success stories' of connecting with people.

Level of Difficulty: Fundamental

Fundamental-level programs generally offer topical overviews and are designed to introduce practitioners to issues with which they have little or no familiarity. Speakers will begin the program providing context and background information on this area of health law. This program is designed to provide a basic, general understanding of the subject matter for those who have not practiced law in the specialty and for those with one to two years of experience in this specialty and/or the practice of health law.

  • Members: $10
  • Non-AHLA Members: $10

Sponsoring AHLA Group

  • Regulation, Accreditation, and Payment Practice Group

Co-Sponsoring AHLA Groups

  • Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group
  • Physician Organizations Practice Group
  • Young Professionals Council

R. Ross Burris


Polsinelli PC
Atlanta, GA

Thomas M. Donohoe


Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman PC
Denver, CO

Ammon R. Fillmore


Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman PC
Indianapolis, IN

​Nathaniel M. Lacktman, JD


Foley & Lardner LLP
Tampa, FL

Ashley L. Thomas


Baker Donelson
Washington, DC

Stephanie D. Willis


Crowell & Moring LLP
Washington, DC

Live Roundtable Discussions and Educational Calls

Roundtable discussions and educational calls, although substantive and interactive, are not eligible for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits.

Other, Non-CLE Credits

AHLA webinars are only presumptively approved for CLE credits unless otherwise stated. To obtain other credit types (Continuing Professional Education, Compliance Certification Board, Nursing Home Administrator, etc.) participants may apply directly their desired licensing body, but approval is not guaranteed and is at the discretion of said licensing body and subject to its rules and regulations.

For additional information about Distance Learning-related credits, please email the Practice Groups staff at pgsce@healthlawyers.org.

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