Lawyers’ Conduct and Social Media: Tips and Traps
6 Pages Posted: 22 Jun 2013 Last revised: 6 Sep 2015
Date Written: March 20, 2012
New social media platforms have made an enormous amount of information available to lawyers. There are also many more sources of independent (or non-‘mainstream’ media) information. When combined with a ‘smart’ phone or tablet, and an increasingly busy online work and home life, lawyers can feel they are facing an onslaught, an information overload. In this context, the invitation to join Twitter or write a blog might seem unenticing, but lawyers can gain much from engaging with new communities, as long as we apply the same ethical and professional boundaries we maintain in real life.
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