Should Lawyers Tweet about Ongoing Cases?

Here is an interesting discussion suggesting how much social networking has created a clash in competiting values.  A lawyer tweeted about his day in court in the hopes that this would give the public a greater appreciation for what trial lawyering is really like because he believes that this remains an unhelpful mystery.

On the other side is a concern that the client whose case the lawyer is handling might have some negative feelings about the exposure and also wonders what jurors will think.  The lawyer admits its not an ethical violation but still thinks this practice may not be wise.

My question would be – is the lawyer revealing activities or motivations that go beyond what a camera or public report of the trail would reveal?  If not, its hard to see how this is a problem.


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