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Many people cannot control their social media impulses and this is now becoming an issue during trials. Disregarding the court’s instructions that jurors are not to discuss the case with anyone during the trial, there are...more
With the increasing use of social media by attorneys comes ethical risk. In Part 1 of the blog post, we discussed the risks involved with posting about ongoing matters and blogging without a disclaimer. Here are more tips to...more
A Pennsylvania District Court dismissed teacher Natalie Munroe’s violation of free speech claim against the Central Bucks School District. Ms. Munroe accused the School District and some administrators for violating her free...more
EVERYONE IS BECOMING A PUBLISHER -
We don’t have much time to grab our readers’ attention these days. They have so much on their plates, and more messages are being thrown their direction than at any time in history....more
Last week, a British expat living in the Kingdom of Cambodia was convicted of defamation in the Phnom Penh Municipal Court for statements published on his personal blog relating to the director of a private investment firm....more
In papers filed today with the High Court of Singapore, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong moved for summary judgment in his defamation lawsuit against blogger Roy Ngerng Yi Ling. The prime minister’s action is the first...more
She gazed thoughtfully out the window. “That’s the problem. I don’t know,” she said. “So I guess I’ll have to keep blogging about employment law topics, with special emphasis on the Americans with Disabilities Act, sexual...more
From Around the Web
- Widening the Net: Solo and small firm lawyers are doing the same marketing activities week after week. But they’ll need to expand efforts if they want their firms to actually grow. (Solo Practice...more
It was five years ago last month: I was visiting Minneapolis for the first time and I had just taken the train in from the airport to save money. I headed up to one of the top floors in one of the biggest buildings in the...more
Jurors are expected to decide cases based on evidence they see and hear in the courtroom, after deliberating while sequestered from outside influences. For decades, courts have enforced rules and practices designed to make...more
The tech gurus in Milan are very excited since next week-end there will be the Wired Next Fest which will cover some of the most relevant technology matters currently discussed. Interestingly some of such issues have been...more
Writing great articles for your blog or producing a great video for your law firm website is simply the first step in creating a strong online presence. Next you have to get your content in front of the right eyeballs if you...more
Let me start out by saying I was wrong — I’ve been wrong about things before. The new research coming out from Buffer.com on this post shows that we may be writing blog posts that aren’t quite long enough....more
“What should I blog about?”the_idea_generator_by_debbiefong-d52nyt1
“How can I figure out a new topic every week?”
“After my first blog post, I was out of ideas.”
I hear these comments all the time. It is...more
As some of you may have noticed, I’ve started blogging daily, following the advice of digital marketing legend Seth Godin. I thought it might be interesting to share with you how my readership has changed with this jump....more
Did you give up on Twitter within 24 hours of signing up? Did you share a first tweet that said “so, I guess I’m on Twitter,” and then never return? You aren’t alone. And I think I know why.
There are two sides to every argument, and although for the past few years the prevailing wisdom about blog posts has been “the shorter the better,” new research suggests that longer articles (Over 2,000 words)- rather than...more
This past month I had a chance to spend some time with my good friend Adrian Lursen from JD Supra and he shared with me something that I absolutely loved. At a small comedy club near his offices, Dana Carvey often shows up...more
There has not been much activity on the blog because we have been engaged in a long copyright and misappropriation of trade secrets trial. So, we share with you some of the articles we have been reading, but just haven’t had...more
The Ninth Circuit last week became the first federal court of appeals to find that bloggers are entitled to the same First Amendment protections as traditional print and broadcast media when sued for defamation. Obsidian Fin....more
‘Tis the season for post-holiday sales and New Year’s resolutions. Businesses may be working a little harder to lure consumers, and that means more advertising.
Originally published in The Journal Record - January 2,...more
Dec. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Zach Abramowitz, co-founder and chief executive officer ofReplyAll, talks with Bloomberg Law's Spencer Mazyck about his transition from practicing law at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP to creating the world's...more
A few months ago, we reported on the disabled blog of Oliver Hotham, a student in the UK whose reporting on an anti-gay rights group was censored by what appeared to be a politically-motivated takedown notice issued by that...more
I was recently asked, “Are law blogs dying?” My answer was an emphatic “no.” Not even close. Law blogs are booming more now than ever, and the data back that up.
More than four years ago, I compiled a catalog of law...more
Last week, the Supreme Court of Texas heard oral arguments on whether a party can use a pre-suit deposition to identify an anonymous blogger. The petitioner tried to use a pre-suit subpoena to force Google to identify a...more
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