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Possibility of ABA Internet regs worries small firm lawyers

Many attorneys and law firm marketers have sounded alarms that the American Bar Association’s Commission on Ethics 20/20 is examining legal ethics issues arising from lawyers’ use of Internet-based client development tools.

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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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NY ethics opinion: Ok to access opponent’s Facebook page

A lawyer representing a client in pending litigation may access the public pages of another party’s social networking website – like Facebook or MySpace – for the purpose of obtaining possible impeachment material for use in the litigation, according to a recent ethics opinion from the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Professional Ethics.

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