Mining social media for evidence to support a case is all the rage these days. That’s because lawyers are finally comprehending the popularity and vast reach of social media. As a result, attorneys are quickly realizing that social media has the potential to be a gold mine of evidence in support of their clients’ cases.
Attorneys need to tap into their inner-techie with their own website, social media pages, blogs and videos, according to a seminar at the Maryland State Bar Association’s 2013 Annual Meeting last month.
Brian D. Wassom has never done work on mergers and acquisitions.
But someone recently endorsed him for the skill on social networking site LinkedIn.
A slip-up like that is part of the reason marketing expert Allison C. Shields, president of New York-based Legal Ease Consulting a legal practice management and
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A Colorado federal court has sanctioned the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for delaying an employer’s efforts to discover the emails, texts and blog posts of employees seeking damages for sexual harassment.
Judges must follow the ethics rules governing social relationships and contacts when engaged in electronic social networking, an American Bar Association committee has made clear in a new ethics opinion.
With the release of a final set of proposed changes to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct, the American Bar Association’s 20/20 Commission completed its work last month.
The group addressed major issues facing lawyers, including the maintenance of client confidences in the age of social media, the ethical obligations of legal outsourcing and the need to stay up-to-date and informed on technology.
Published: February 19, 2013
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Lawyers USA reports on items of interest to solos and small firm attorneys from the annual LegalTech conference, including software that can predict where a case will settle.
An attorney’s postings on social media websites may be subject to professional responsibility rules and standards governing attorney advertising, a California State Bar committee has concluded in an ethics opinion.
Six states now prohibit employers or educational institutions from requiring employees or students to provide access to their social media accounts: California, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan and New Jersey.
A Massachusetts judge’s refusal to issue an injunction in a suit involving a car dealership allegedly defamed by the relatives of an ex-employee demonstrates the struggle for courts that are asked to strike a balance between the First Amendment and social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.