Social Media for Barristers (1.0 hrs CPD)

5:00pm Thursday, 25 January 2024
6:00pm Thursday, 25 January 2024
CPD Training
At your desk
Not Applicable
online, unknown 1000
New Zealand

Join our chair and presenter Michael Heron KC and our presenters Jane Needham SC and Sophie Lindsay as they interpret the ethics and advise on the ways for you to use social media to your best advantage.

Lawyers are becoming more aware of the need to leverage social media to enhance their legal practice. But it is not just a matter of posting on LinkedIn about how great you are. In your efforts to gain online recognition of your work, you could risk considerable damage to your brand if you don’t understand how to work effectively with social media.

Our panel will discuss which platforms to use and when, what your ethical duties are, establishing yourself as a thought leader, and how to create engaging and relevant content.

This webinar will be useful for all lawyers, whether you’re a solo practitioner or part of a firm.

Our Presenters


Jane Needham SC (Australia)

Jane Needham SC commenced practice as a barrister in 1990 and was a foundation member of 13th Floor St James’ Hall barristers the following year. She was appointed Senior Counsel in 2004.

Jane specialises in Equity and Succession Law, and provides advice to clients on succession planning as well as acting in all aspects of estate litigation. She has also appeared in significant Inquiries and Inquests, including for institutions, corporations, or government bodies in the Royal Commissions into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, Aged Care, and Disability. She has appeared for the NSW Police Force and for NSW Government bodies in coronial inquiries.

Jane is a former President of the NSW Bar Association. She has been recognised in various awards over the years. She has developed a following on social media. She recently presented a seminar for the New South Wales Bar Association on social media. 


Sophie Lindsay

Sophie Lindsay has over 10 years' experience in digital marketing and social media, working in leading advertising agencies in Auckland and London. A marketing consultant based in Auckland, she provides a wide range of marketing and communications services including digital strategy, brand, and content writing. Sophie works with a number of barristers advising them on their digital marketing presence, as well as the Bar Association.



Michael Heron KC (Chair and Presenter)

Webinar Chair Michael Heron KC is a former Solicitor-General of New Zealand. He took silk in 2012.  He is a founder of Britomart Chambers. His practice is primarily in inquiries, investigations and reviews of all types, together with government, security, technology and sporting matters.

Michael has a strong interest in technology and legal practice and founded legal/tech companies CODR Ltd (now Immediation NZ), Agreeable Ltd and Glorious Digital (digital art). 

Michael is a judicial officer in rugby, cricket and other international sports. He is a director of NZ Regco (the regulatory body of NZX).  He has practised at the independent bar since 2016.


This webinar is free to members of the NZBA 

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  • 3-4 attendees - $270.00 
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