Modern Law Practice
The Modern Law Practice section of FindLaw's Legal Technology Center provides free resources related to practical technology issues commonly encountered in the law. Current awareness topics such as Technology Law News, Social Media and Law Technology Events can help you become and remain a tech-savvy lawyer. FindLaw provides free information to help you increase the efficiency and productivity of your law practice through networking and storage technology.
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Social Media: Ethical Obligations for Lawyers in the Modern Era II
Ethical issues for lawyers spurred by 21st century technology include how attorneys can or should take advantage of social media.Is Your Company's Social Media Launch Ahead of Its Compliance Program?
Many businesses are still coasting along enjoying the marketing advantages of social media without making sure they have a good compliance program in place.
Spam, Courts and Crusaders
Tough legislation and court actions are not making a dent in the growing spam juggernaut. However, individuals and organisations are fighting back and there are sensible practices which can limit the damage.Online Networking for Lawyers: How to Get More out of LinkedIn
LinkedIn, the online networking site for our working selves, is closing in on 150 million members. If you haven't explored the site lately, you might be missing some new features of LinkedIn that can help lawyers prosper.
Anonymous Bloggers and the First Amendment
There is guidance from the courts so your company can increase its chances of identifying anonymous bloggers who may be liable for claims such as copyright infringement, trademark infringement, or defamation.
See also:Is Your Computer Still Necessary? Practicing Law with a Tablet
You may already be using a tablet to some extent in your law practice. But will a tablet be able to replace your desktop or laptop altogether?
With companies' presence online comes legal obligations to capture and save communications on social media websites like Facebook and Twitter.
New features of LinkedIn that can help lawyers prosper
In this article, Professor Eric Goldman of the Santa Clara University School of Law gives an overview of the laws affecting social networks and their users, and offers several questions to ponder as the popularity of these sites continues to increase.
The Ninth Circuit recently issued a ruling against Roommates.com that could greatly impact other social networking sites by calling into question the immunity under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act that such sites have previously enjoyed.
These cases are stark reminders for attorneys to be circumspect in what, if anything, they post to social media that is related to their work, as you may not only be violating your employer's policy but you may be violating the rules of professional conduct that govern all attorneys.