Lawyers, social media and disclaimers

Dana Schultz wrote this instructive handout on disclaimer issues for lawyers who are engaging in social networking.  I particularly think Dana’s analysis of the California rules of professional conduct as they relate to testimonials is extremely helpful. 

Dan explains that with LinkedIn you control whether a recommendation gets posted to your profile which would trigger the need for a disclaimer that this testimonial doesn’t guarantee a positive outcome in a client’s legal matter.  However, Avvo is different because the attorney can’t control what is said in such testimonials or even guarantee they will positive and so Dana would argue that CA Rule of Professional Conduct 1-400(E) doesn’t apply.

Advertisements

Tags: , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: