I have previously blogged about social media and educating your clients about the dangers of using social media. The general public’s use of social media continues to grow, putting more and more information out on the web to be found and used as evidence.
Trial lawyers should be using social media themselves or for their law firm, to obtain a better understanding of how the public is using it and how to locate information. Often times, users post or reveal private information that could be used against them in court, either for the plaintiff or the defense.
Peter Vogel with Law Technology News shares some important information about understanding social media evidence and how each network manipulates information that its users share. You can read Mr. Vogel’s article here.
Consider the fact that 65% of adults are using social media. Not only is that a lot of shared information but it’s also a 65% chance of possible new business connections for your law firm.