Message from FL Bar: beware your Facebook past

According to this article, the Florida Bar is looking to investigate each new Bar applicant’s social networking history to check for any inappropriate behavior before allowing them to practice law in the state.

Lawyers need to understand that social networking is about communication.  And if you are communicating a business message it needs to be consistent with all the other professional standards that apply to your oral and written communications.  And when it comes to the legal process, much seemingly “private” communications becomes public during the litigation process so as you preach to your clients – proceed with caution.

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