Lawyers’ Conduct and Social Media: Tips and Traps

2012 Precedent

6 Pages Posted: 22 Jun 2013 Last revised: 6 Sep 2015

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Melissa Castan

Monash University - Faculty of Law

Oyiela Litaba

Monash University

Date Written: March 20, 2012

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

Castan, Melissa and Litaba, Oyiela, Lawyers’ Conduct and Social Media: Tips and Traps (March 20, 2012). 2012 Precedent . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2282451

Melissa Castan (Contact Author)

Monash University - Faculty of Law ( email )

Wellington Road
Clayton, Victoria 3800
Australia

Oyiela Litaba

Monash University ( email )

23 Innovation Walk
Wellington Road
Clayton, Victoria 3800
Australia

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