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No, You Shouldn’t Quit Social Media

Social media has its pitfalls, but that doesn't mean you should quit it entirely.

How to Research Potential Hires on Social Media

In order to make sure that a potential hire is a good fit for your firm, make sure you spend some time looking at their social media accounts.

3 Social Media Ethics Traps to Avoid

Lawyers use social media in both a personal and professional capacity. Here are three social media ethics traps that you should work on avoiding.

Now You Can Put a Chat Bot in Charge of Your Potential-Client Intake

See two examples of legal chat bots in action so you can decide for yourself whether they are likely to catch on.

Thought Exercise: Build a Chat Bot for Facebook Messenger

Yesterday Facebook announced its new Messenger Platform, including Bots for Messenger. Basically this makes it easier to built an intelligent-seeming algorithm—a chat bot—that can interact with anyone who contacts it on Facebook Messenger.

How Not to Suck at Social Media

Social media is actually quite simple, and there is only one way to succeed: be interesting, and social.

How to Subpoena Information from Facebook and Other Social Networks

"So is social media information accessible via civil subpoena? Who knows. Courts are all over the place with it."

Facebook Goes on the Offense on Passwords

It's pretty awesome that Facebook is doing this, and I hope more companies will follow suit.

Using Social Media During Jury Trials

How can lawyers use social media during jury selection without crossing ethical lines? How can jurors use social media during trial?

The Mistakes Lawyers Make with Social Media

So-called "experts" constantly proclaim loudly and frequently that social media is the answer to just about everything, including getting clients.

Astroturfing to Technethics, the New Vocabulary of Ethics

New technology brings new words, and the evolution of legal ethics and social media is no different. Fun terms like "astroturfing" and "technethics" have joined the discussion.

Social Media, Judges, and Lawyers

Judges and lawyers are both on social media, so how much can a lawyer interact with a judge online without crossing ethical boundaries?

Social Media – Ethics Versus Zealous Advocacy

Social media and legal ethics. Attorneys accessing social media must know the ethical rules governing their conduct.

Don’t Be Facebook Friends with Clients — the Ethical Perspective

Ethics of why attorneys should not be Facebook friends with their clients and how they can navigate social media ethically.

Throwing Good Money After Facebook Likes

I am dumbfounded by nearly everything about this story: Drost, Gilbert, Andrew & Apicella is a new law firm in suburban Chicago, but it already has 700 “likes” on its Facebook page. How did the Daily Herald think this was newsworthy? How did the ABA Journal’s Debra Cassens Weiss link to it without comment as […]