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Facebook ‘sideshow’ no distraction, lawyer says (access required)

The fight over a wrongful death plaintiff’s Facebook page led to an ugly discovery dispute, with sanctions for the plaintiff’s lawyer for accusing opposing counsel of “hacking” and a spoliation claim for the plaintiff’s deletion of photos from his Facebook ...

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Shine, tweet freedom

[UPDATED JULY 6] In honor of Independence Day, Slate ran a contest asking Twitter users to tweet the Declaration of Independence. Imagine trying to reduce Thomas Jefferson’s 1,300-word magnum opus to 140 characters. Actually, it was using 124 characters; contestants had to ...

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A good argument

Every year for the past few years, some delegate or senator has introduced a bill in the General Assembly to outlaw texting while driving. In 2010, one of the measures was House Bill 212, which, once the Assembly convened, was ...

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How to mess up your job prospects

U.S. News & World Report published a handy list last week: “5 Do’s and Don’ts for College Students Using Social Media.” While aimed at college kids, this quick and basic primer on tools such as Facebook and Twitter is useful ...

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Juror Feedback: Research after a verdict can educate counsel for next time (access required)

After the conclusion of a trial, lawyers often want to ask jurors a simple question: How did I do? The lawyer who lost the case may particularly want to know how the juror reached its conclusion and why, so she ...

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Marketing: Five ways to get more out of LinkedIn (access required)

If you’re looking for ways to spruce up your online presence, your LinkedIn profile is one place to start. Legal marketers say most lawyers aren’t getting the most out of the professional networking site that now boasts 60 million users. ...

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Snow-ver it!

There appears to be no rest for the weather-weary. The fourth major snowstorm of the winter is gearing up to hit the mid-Atlantic, and the Twitterverse is calling it “snoverkill.”* Follow this local trending topic on Twitter and, amid the ...

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