Legal Ethics and Social Media, A Practitioner's Handbook

While technology positively impacts the legal profession and improves workflows, a lawyer must also master digital communications skills and know that all existing rules of ethics still apply while navigating the brave new world of status updates, tweets, Instagram followers, and YouTube uploads.

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Written to assist lawyers with every level of experience in social media navigate the often slippery slope of digital communication such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and more, this pertinent book offers necessary guidance for one’s ethical responsibilities in social media.

Legal Ethics and Social Media: A Practitoner's Handbook covers all areas of social media from both the attorney’s perspective as well as that of the attorney’s clients. Topics include:

• Being digitally competent
•Representing and advising clients in this digital age
•Judges, courts and legal ethics
•Google, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube
•Attorney advertising and social media
•Preservation and spoliation of digital evidence
•"Facebooking" a jury
•Ethically filtering a response to a negative online comment or review
•Digital assets and much more

In addition, the book includes references to Legal Ethics Advisory Opinions and a Table of Cases. Any lawyer, judge, law student or legal professional who uses social media or has faced obstacles in court with client’s social media activity will find this an invaluable—and essential—tool for their practice or firm.

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