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Three Factors that Make the Case for Lawyers Using Social Media : Lawdable

In a recent article in Law Technology News, there is a discussion about social media usage among law firm associates. As is usually the case when tech
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9) Lawyers use social media to make themselves look better in the eyes of their clients.  Technology is changing and more and more people are using social media.  If lawyers tell their clients that they are familiar with social media, it will make them look better because they will not seem behind in the changing ways of technology.

10) Lawyers use information to obtain information not just about their clients, but about new things going on in the world.  You can find anything on twitter or facebook from news articles to people they may know.  Networking through retweets and re links can help a lawyer get their name out as well.

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Social Media Discovery: 8 Ways Social Media Gets Lawyers in Trouble

Social Media Discovery: 8 Ways Social Media Gets Lawyers in Trouble | Lawyers using social media | Scoop.it
Nextpoint has been archiving social media for litigation since 2010. Talk to us about how to make social media discovery work in any matter.
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4) Lawyers can determine the emotional state of people involved in a case by looking at their recent posts or tweets.  They can formulate a case based off their emotional state.  If they know what can make a person break, they will use that.

5) Lawyers however can get in trouble if their client tweets or posts something related to a case.  This could help one lawyer and hurt another.  Lawyers have to make sure that their client stays off social media or limits themselves to it during the trial.

6) Lawyers can also look at opposing lawyers social media accounts by giving away secrets to their case or saying what they are doing for a case.  This is more unlikely because lawyers know this could affect their case.  Most lawyers do not use social media to discuss cases.

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How Social Media Can Help Lawyers Win New Clients

How Social Media Can Help Lawyers Win New Clients | Lawyers using social media | Scoop.it
It's amazing to me how awful many attorneys are at social media. In large part, I think this is because many attorneys lack a proper understanding of how social media works. Although I won't name any names, in the last month alone I've read an article written by a smart attorney who concluded that social media offers little value to most law practices. I've read a number of other articles written by smart attorneys that suggest that using social media is akin to playing Russian roulette with your state bar association's ethics board. Both positions are simply wrong. In our last post we addressed the ethics issue. The bottom line is that the rules for social media are the same rules we've always played by. If you wouldn't do something in real life, don't do it on a social media site. In my research I've discovered that in nearly every case in which an attorney has been sanctioned for misuse of social media it was for behavior that would have been a clear ethical
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7)  Lawyers now use social media to obtain clients through social media.  Most lawyers get their clients from relationships that they have obtained, but social media makes it easier to communicate with these people and new clients.  Also, this helps them keep tabs on their clients if they are friends on facebook or follow them on twitter.

8)  Another way lawyers use social media to obtain clients is through referrals.  Lawyers that have twitter accounts tweet about what they practice and what they do.  People who already follow the lawyer can refer them to people who need help by just telling that person to follow the lawyer.  Social media makes it easier to get new clients and develop relationships with your clients that you already have.

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Trial and social media: researching potential jurors - Lexology (registration)

Trial and social media: researching potential jurors - Lexology (registration) | Lawyers using social media | Scoop.it

)Trial and social media: researching potential jurors Lexology (registration) Unfortunately, the combination of rapidly changing technology and slowly evolving law has created a potpourri of law in which little is settled or clear when it comes to...

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1) Lawyers use social media to research potential jurors.  They use sites like Facebook and Twitter to determine their personal relationships, and how they feel about the case.  They can determine what strings to pull in order to make the jurors favor with them.

2) Lawyers also use social media to kick jurors off the case.  If they can determine that a juror is bias about the particular issue at hand then they can get them kicked off the jury.  This person would then be replaced by a person with no bias.

 3) Social Media can create ethical problems with the jury because what if the juror votes in the opposite way than what their social media depicts? Is it the attorney's responsibility to let the court know this information? Should an attorney be penalized if they know this information?

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