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Family law in 2010

2010 was a busy year for family law and its practitioners. The economy – last year’s biggest story – continued to play its part, but other issues also crowded the headlines.

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Trial Strategy: Should lawyers monitor jurors online?

With more than 500 million people on Facebook, it should come as no surprise that jurors are players in the world of social media. And it seems that each week, a story surfaces about a juror tweeting her plan to convict a defendant, or posting on Facebook that he plans to find for the plaintiff – before deliberations even begin. So the question is: Has the social media presence of jurors become so overwhelming that lawyers have a duty to monitor it?

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Family law attorneys are missing evidence on social networking sites

The undeniable popularity of Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other social networking sites has opened up a potential treasure trove of legal evidence, especially in divorce cases where a person’s whereabouts, “friends” and employment status are often relevant. But many divorce ...

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