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Interview: Social Media Governance and Policies

Mike Mintz is the Community Manager of an online community for lawyers sponsored by the Lexis-Nexis subsidiary Martindale-Hubbell, and I recently enjoyed the privilege of participating in Mike’s series of interviews focused on legal issues in social media.   The two segments of my interview are posted below, followed by a listing of additional interviewees. Other […]

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Judges Friend Defendants and Attorneys

Judges are ‘friending’ defendants and attorneys within social utilities such as Facebook and LinkedIn, and each U.S. state is starting to determine whether such friending is acceptable.  Two notable and conflicting opinions include: The Florida Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee recently stated that judges may not add lawyers who appear, or could appear, before that judge as ‘friends’ […]

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STUDY: Analysis and Best Practices From 113 Social Media Policy Documents

I recently analyzed all of the 113 policy documents that people from around the world have submitted into my Social Media Policy Database. You can download the report and see what I found regarding the following questions: To what extent do organizations focus on risks versus opportunities in social media? What types of guidelines do […]

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