Social media is taking the business and legal community by storm. As of September 2010, Internet users spend more time on Facebook than any other Internet website, including google. Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn are prevalent in boardrooms across country, creating unique marketing opportunities by connecting attorneys with colleagues and potential clients from around the world. These interactive sites are also penetrating our courtrooms, providing nearly unrestricted access to online evidence, while presenting unique issues of first impression that require careful attention by the legal and business communities alike.
The Social Media Law & Order blog will survey the effect of social media on the law and provide insightful commentary on this rapidly changing landscape. The blog will serve as a resource for attorneys on how social media affects their practice, and will offer practical advice on how attorneys can use social media to professionally develop their practice while abiding by the highest standards of professionalism and ethics. It will also serve as a resource to the business community by providing insight on how social media is expanding business in today’s Internet driven marketplace.
The Social Media Law & Order blog is designed to become your trusted source for insight on social media’s effect on the law and provide order on how this revolutionary platform can be used effectively in the legal and business community.