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Social Media Ethics Considerations For Lawyers

November 3, 2009

Gina Rubel is a former trial attorney and owns a PR and marketing agency specializing in legal communications.  She often presents social media CLE courses.  In the course of preparing for a couple of presentations recently, she read up on social media ethics and picks the following 20 articles as must reads in her post on The Legal Intelligencer Blog.

The articles are presented with the most recent first, and the collection is excellent.  My personal fave is #18.

  1. Indiana High Court Allows MySpace Entry As Evidence In Murder Trial
  2. Criminal Court Judge To Be Transferred After Facebook Postings
  3. U.S. Seeks To Restrict Gift Giving To Bloggers
  4. DOJ Is On Twitter & Tweeting For AG Eric Holder, Too
  5. Pretexting, Legal Ethics and Social Networking Sites
  6. More On The Legal Ethics Of Social Networking:  Investigating Opponents
  7. Social Networks May “Leak” Personally Identifiable Information
  8. Social Networks and Personal Injury Suits
  9. Attorneys Say Companies Can Monitor Employee Use Of Sites, But…
  10. Too Much Information: Blogging Lawyers Face Ethical and Legal Problems
  11. A Legal Battle:  Online Attitude vs. Rules Of The Bar
  12. Social Networking Sites & Litigation
  13. Ethical Issues To Consider When “Friending” Witnesses Online
  14. May An Illinois Lawyer Ethically List His or Her “Specialties” on LinkedIn?
  15. Our Linked-In Judiciary
  16. Facebooking Judge Catches Lawyer In Lie, Sees Ethical Breaches
  17. ACLU Fights Judge’s Facebook Comments Ban
  18. Legal Marketing Ethics In A Web 2.0 World
  19. A Friend In Deed
  20. Mind The Ethics Of Online Networking

Update on 11.03.2009: Gina has added a bonus article by one of my favorite legal industry commentators, Debra Cassens Weiss (article dated 10.28.2009):  Want To Update Your Avvo Listing?  Is So, Start Policing Client Comments, Opinion Says.

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