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social media Emailing clients at work: privilege trumps employer policy

July 21, 2009

A few months ago, I posted a warning to lawyers about emailing clients at work. My concern was based in large part on a NJ district court decision that found an employee had waived the attorney-client privilege for emails that she sent to her attorney while using her work computer. Although the emails had been […]

Read the full article → Facebook ethics: it’s not about Facebook

June 23, 2009

There is a good deal of postulating in the blogosphere about the types of ethical trouble a lawyer can get into by using social media. The nattering nabobs of negativism warn us to be careful when using social media like Facebook or Twitter, lest we unwittingly disclose client confidences, improperly solicit new clients, or misrepresent […]

Read the full article → Notes from a Twitter curmudgeon

February 11, 2009

To my own surprise, I’ve been using Twitter lately (“tweeting,” for those in the know).  I say surprise because I really still don’t understand what all the fuss is about. But there’s an awful lot of fuss and I hate to be the last one to show up at a party. Since Sam encouraged people […]

Read the full article → X-treme networking in Second Life

October 16, 2008

Like you, I get many solicitations to join bar associations and sections and attend CLE seminars. County bar, state bar, ABA – one could easily make a full-time job out of bar activities. Now I’ve learned that there is a bar association that exists almost entirely in cyberspace: the Second Life Bar Association. Second Life, […]

Read the full article → Be careful who your friends are

September 17, 2008

At Sam Glover’s behest, I have been experimenting with social networking sites such as Linked In and Facebook. Both sites urge you to find your “friends” and “connections” so that you can expand your network and uncover untold riches (they really are untold). Read this article over at >

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