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Kentucky judges may participate in social networking sites such as Facebook

Source | 2017-06-26T18:37:28+00:00 Feb 21st, 2010|Categories: LegalEthics, Post|Tags: , , |

Kentucky judges may participate in social networking sites such as Facebook but a judge must carefully consider the nature of the relationship with an attorney. Judicial Ethics Opinion JE-119 (January [...]

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Attorneys may need to make full disclosure when before accessing Facebook and social media sites

Source | 2017-06-26T18:37:55+00:00 Apr 21st, 2009|Categories: LegalEthics, Post|Tags: , , , , |

The Philadelphia Bar Association's Professional Guidance Committee addressed the question of an attorney trying to access Facebook and Myspace accounts of a third party witness in Ethics Opinion 2009-2 (March [...]

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Defendant Blockshopper Obtains “fig leaf” Settlement in “Trademark” Suit brought by Jones Day

Source | 2017-06-26T18:37:55+00:00 Feb 25th, 2009|Categories: LegalEthics, Post|Tags: , |

There's an article about the settlement of a so-called trademark suit by Jones Day against Blockshopper here A summary of events in the lawsuit, here The defendant reportedly incurred more [...]

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NY St. Bar Ass’n Approves Gmail Use Despite Contextual Ad Scanning

Source | 2017-06-26T18:37:57+00:00 Sep 14th, 2008|Categories: LegalEthics, Post|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The New York State Bar Association concluded that lawyers could use gmail and comply with the duty of confidentiality despite the fact that email is 'scanned' by Google to place [...]

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New Hampshire Adopts Rule Protecting Prospective Clients who Unilaterally Email Law Firms

Source | 2017-06-26T18:37:59+00:00 Feb 20th, 2008|Categories: LegalEthics, Post|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Effective January 1, 2008, New Hampshire adopted a rule that clearly protects persons who, in good faith, e-mail confidential information to a lawyer from having the lawyer use the information [...]

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Lawyers receiving unsolicited e-mails from prospective clients via website must hold information received in confidence

Source | 2017-07-11T11:31:07+00:00 Jun 7th, 2007|Categories: LegalEthics, Post|Tags: , , , , , |

In the absence of an effective disclaimer, a lawyer who receives unsolicited information from a prospective client through an e-mail link on a law firm website must hold the information [...]

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