Legal Ethics and Lawyers’ Use of Social Media

Readers interested in the various ethical implications relating to the use (and nonuse) of social-media by legal professionals also may be interested in a just-published law review article on the topic.  The article is published in the current edition of the Delaware Law Review, which is available here as a PDF:

Ethical Risks Arising From Lawyers’ Use of (and Refusal to Use) Social Media

2 thoughts on “Legal Ethics and Lawyers’ Use of Social Media

  1. As an HR professional, it doesn’t take much effort to see the similar pitfalls we both face in our use – or non-use – of social media. I’ve argued for several years that examination of the “virtual” lives of applicants will someday be part of our normal due diligence in the hiring process, and I think we’re rapidly approaching that point. At the same time, there are many potential missteps to be made in what I post, how I respond to posts, and who I “friend” or “follow”. I think your law review article provides a lot of great examples I can use in refining my own professional online “dos and don’ts”. Thanks for linking!

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