The Ever-Expanding Scope of Social Media Discovery
John Lewis of BakerHostetler Discusses Use of Social Media in Gawker Class Action
PATIENT PRIVACY IN AN ERA OF SOCIAL MEDIA
A Moment of Simple Justice - Snitching Ain't Easy
Navigating the Ethical Minefield of Social Media for California Attorneys
Should an employer have a written social media policy?
Stealth Lawyer: Zach Abramowitz, 'Blogcaster'
Employer Social Media Policies – Interview with Mitch Danzig, Member, Member, Mintz Levin
Stealth Lawyer: Chieh Huang, Social Games Developer
Social Networking: New Risks & Opportunities at Work
Survey: Firms With Blogs Grow Revenue Faster
Polsinelli Podcast - Social Media at Work - What's Allowed and What Isn't?
[Legal Perspective] When Is It NOT Okay to Delete Your Social Media Account?
How GCs Use Social Media to Hire Law Firms
Serving Legal Documents Through Social Media
How Lawyers Can Optimize Their Profile Feed On LinkedIn
Social Media Law Report - Who Owns Your LinkedIn Account, FTC Guidance on Social Ads, More...
How To Create A Personal Profile On LinkedIn For Lawyers
Two Key Elements Every Social Media Policy Should Include
What Next for the NLRB?
This blog post originally ran on O’Dwyer’s website on Feb. 6.
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The Internet of Things: EU vs US guidance -
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When Will Things Change -
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Legislation and Regulation -
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