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Social Media Use for Attorneys  

Social media has become prolific in our everyday professional and personal lives. This LibGuide will introduce you to resources that may guide you in the responsible and beneficial use of social media in your future law practice.
Last Updated: Jun 25, 2014 URL: http://guides.tourolaw.edu/socialmedia Print Guide RSS Updates

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Welcome to the

Social Media Use for Attorneys LibGuide!

 

Social media has become prolific in our everyday professional and personal lives.  Tools such as Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Google +, Delicious, and Cloud Computing are permeating the practice of law.  This LibGuide will introduce you to resources that may guide you in the responsible and beneficial use of social media throughout your career.  These resources will assist you to:

  • Learn how to effectively use social media and research this topic as a law student
  • Be aware of the benefits of and ethical pitfalls from advertising using social media
  • Find resources on e-discovery and use of ESI (electronically stored information)
 

Check This Out!

The American Bar Association  just issued an Ethics Opinion about Attorneys accessing Jurors' Social Media accounts.

Last year, the NY State Bar Association Committee on Professional Ethics issued an Opinion limiting how attorneys can list their Skills and Specialities on sites such as LinkedIn. 

Check these out on the Social Media: E-Resources Page!

 

Take A Look . . .

The Social Media Use: Courses Page on this LibGuide directs you to Touro Law courses for students and CLE courses for attorneys - topics include not only general social media use by attorneys, but also the ethical use of social media, e-discovery, e-marketing and e-advertising for lawyers, and more!

New Articles - Read All About It!

Here is a recent article on the topic of social media use by attorneys that may be useful to you:

  • Why Social Networking Should Be Part of Every Law School's Curriculum
    This article is only available to persons affliated with a law school. You must sign in in order to access this article. In just two pages, John Browning, an attorney at Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard, & Smith in Dallas, Texas, succinctly points out why every law student needs an education into social media use as an attorney. Reading it will inform you as to why study of this subject is vital to your future success as an attorney.
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