Social Media Policy Template


As Jay Jaffe and I have traveled through Texas and the Southeast meeting with old and new friends and firms, we have been astounded to hear so many firms indicate they have no social media policy at all. This comes almost three years after we first made our first version of this social media policy readily available at no charge.

This is significant because, considering the rampant growth of social media, without a basic policy setting minimal boundaries and expectations for attorneys and employees, there is real risk. Recent events have shown the dangers of having an inadequate policy or worse, no policy at all. [Subtle Warning in Facebook Firing Case]

Whether you utilize our template or one of the many others that have proliferated on the web after ours was first launched, We urge you to strongly press the discussion with firm management and help protect your firm by developing a basic policy or reviewing and updating your current policy.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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