After being fired for a controversial Facebook post in the aftermath of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, former CBS lawyer Hayley Geftman-Gold is the subject of a petition calling for the New York State Bar Association to consider whether she is capable of remaining professional in response to a tragedy.

This push, which calls for the NYSBA to consider whether Geftman-Gold’s social media post is in keeping with her professional obligations, highlights the ethical risks lawyers face when it comes to using social media, attorneys say.

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