Social media has made its way into the marketing of almost every business. From Twitter to Facebook to LinkedIn, businesses and their employees are using these tools to promote themselves. With about 1 billion Facebook users, social media’s effect is undeniable. But with social media’s vast reach, how do businesses navigate this communication tool effectively? And specifically for law firms, when can social media platforms be harmful to their firm and their clients?
Why We’re Asking:
We want to understand how a law firm can market their firm on Facebook and Twitter without breaching any of the countless confidentiality agreements they regularly make. And on another note, we wonder if law firms use social media sites to compile evidence for their cases. Basically, we are very interested in how much social media is being utilized and regulated by lawyers, so we’re turning to our panel of attorneys to find out more.
So it’s time to weigh in:
How is social media finding its way into the legal world?
Do sites like Facebook, Myspace and Twitter offer lawyers access to new types of evidence?
Are there any other advantages or disadvantages that these sites offer lawyers and their clients?
We’re excited to hear back from our legal professionals. Check back later in the week to see what they have to say about social media!
Post your answers in the comment field below!