Monday, February 20, 2012

Lawyer Tries to Use Facebook Against Opposing Counsel

Lots of people talk about using Facebook, Twitter, et al. to learn about parties and jurors. This blog posts discusses using social media against a lawyer: When Opposing Counsel Uses Your Facebook Friendship Against You, Legal Blog Watch, Feb. 8, 2012. A lawyer at a mediation said that the other lawyer wasn't taking the mediation seriously. His evidence? The lawyer's Facebook page showed that he'd had a party on his birthday. A couple of comments suggest that the lawyer who tried to make this point was just a jerk and his attack would probably hurt him more than it hurt the guy who had a birthday party.

The blog post also discusses a more professional use of social media: checking to see whether a lawyer has written a blog post expressing a legal view opposite to what he or she is now arguing (just as, pre-blogs, one might look up lawyers' bar journal articles and CLE publications).

1 comment:

Brain Injury Attorney Dallas said...

Social media greatly helps lawyers...
Using it should entail self discipline and professionalism.