Friday, September 18, 2009

Don't Dis the Judge: A Lawyer's Guide to Social Media

A Florida lawyer who vents about a judge, with a blog post describing her as an "evil, unfair witch," draws the attention of The Florida Bar and the Florida Supreme Court.

The New York Times covers this incident and more in a September 12th article titled, "A Legal Battle: Online Attitude vs. Rules of the Bar."

Finding the right balance between ethical behavior, attorney advertising rules, and free speech is a daily challenge for lawyers and law firms that is being played out online.

South Florida lawyers can learn more at the upcoming Broward County Bar Association's Bench & Bar program on Friday, October 16th. This Rainmaking Lady is honored to be moderating a 3:00 p.m. panel titled, "Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter." Speakers will include Bob White of Gunster Yoakley, Rob Brighton of Ruden McClosky, and Michael Schwager of Becker & Poliakoff.

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