Posts Tagged ‘social media’

Legal Tech Companies Can Blame Themselves For Not Getting Media Coverage

Legal Tech Companies Can Blame Themselves For Not Getting Media Coverage

If legal technology companies want media coverage of their products and companies, they need to learn what social media is and how to use it.


The NLRB Continues to Monitor Social Media Policies

The NLRB Continues to Monitor Social Media Policies

“The NLRB’s efforts to protect social media communications by employees has been picking up steam for several years, dating back at least to 2012. Since that time, numerous NLRB actions, including the Chipotle case, have made it clear that polices containing broad restrictions on employee social media use or vague or undefined definitions of restricted behavior will likely be problematic.”


Court Orders Production of “Download Your Info” Report from Facebook

Court Orders Production of “Download Your Info” Report from Facebook

In this personal injury case, the court ordered Plaintiff to produce a “Download Your Info” report from Facebook, spanning from the date of the at-issue incident (June 2, 2014) through the present.


Off the Record? Workplace Perils of Video Recording and Social Media

Off the Record? Workplace Perils of Video Recording and Social Media

With seemingly every employee having access to a smart-phone or other recording device, employers without strong social media policies may be placing themselves at greater risk of creating workplace incidents that could be avoided.


California Jurors May Face Fines for Social Media Use

California Jurors May Face Fines for Social Media Use

The use of social media by jurors continues to disrupt trials, forcing courts, lawmakers and jurists to attempt to find new and more effective ways to curb this type of conduct.


ACEDS eDiscovery Conference 2016: Law Student Blogger/Social Media Seminar

ACEDS eDiscovery Conference 2016: Law Student Blogger/Social Media Seminar

The Law Student Blogger/Social Media Invitational pre-conference seminar brings together global blogging and social participants from the eDiscovery and Legal Technology community with law students forward thinking enough to create and share their knowledge via online media while still in school. While our hosts Ari Kaplan, Doug Austin, Rob Robinson and Robin Thompson are prolific and accomplished online professionals, we expect to learn just as much from our law student attendees as our hosts. Expect a lively discussion, with tips on tools, methodologies and sources to contribute to justice, build a brand, maximize networks and to attract followers and potential employers.


Counter-Marketing and Social Media: Connect, Contest, and Challenge

Counter-Marketing and Social Media: Connect, Contest, and Challenge

While not a new concept, counter-marketing with social media does provide companies a unique way to increase mindshare and money share while at the same time attempting to neutralize the impact of competitor social media marketing.


If Google and Oracle are Going to Mine for Jurors’ Social Media Info, They Have to Inform the Court

If Google and Oracle are Going to Mine for Jurors’ Social Media Info, They Have to Inform the Court

“Trial judges have such respect for juries – reverential respect would not be too strong to say – that it must pain them to contemplate that, in addition to the sacrifice jurors make for our country, they must suffer trial lawyers and jury consultants scouring over their Facebook and other profiles to dissect their politics, religion, relationships, preferences, friends, photographs, and other personal information.”


Survey Results: Truths About Lawyers and Social Media

Survey Results: Truths About Lawyers and Social Media

A year ago, we thought social media couldn’t get any hotter as the marketing mode of choice for lawyers. Comparing results from the recent “Attorney at Work 2016 Social Media Marketing Survey” to last year’s shows we may have been right.


Decoding Digital Hieroglyphics: The Meaning of Emojis in Evidence

Decoding Digital Hieroglyphics: The Meaning of Emojis in Evidence

As professional speakers and writers, attorneys’ desire for precision and clarity urges us to find the single most accurate way to express a thought. And while clients may not have this compulsion, no expense has been spared when it comes to proving what the client meant when he or she said something. The need to ascribe definitive meaning has now reached the realm of emojis.


Email Isn’t Dead, But It Is Ageing: How Young People Now Communicate Online

Email Isn’t Dead, But It Is Ageing: How Young People Now Communicate Online

Email isn’t dead yet, but that appears to be its ultimate destiny because young people have abandoned it, initially in favour of social media, and now messaging apps. Your business, organisation or agency needs to plan ahead for this change, particularly as older generations are likely to also progressively embrace messaging apps, just like they have become enthusiastic users of social media.


Digital Emotions: The Evidentiary Impact of Emoticons and Emojis

Digital Emotions: The Evidentiary Impact of Emoticons and Emojis

As emoticons, and especially emojis, explode in popularity and appear in more of our written communications, they inevitably raise legal questions. For instance, can an emoticon or emoji change the meaning of an email, text message, online chat, or blog post in which it appears?


Twitter, the Drone Selfie and Charting a Course for New Technology

Twitter, the Drone Selfie and Charting a Course for New Technology

A recently published patent application filed by Twitter provides a possible glimpse into the future of social media and selfies—and it’s a future arriving on the wings of that poster child of modern technology, the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), or drone.


How to Authenticate a Social Media Post

How to Authenticate a Social Media Post

Despite its relationship to new technologies, electronic evidence, including social media evidence, is actually treated the same as traditional forms of evidence in terms of admissibility. You can’t get it in without proper authentication. Here’s how it’s done with social media posts.


Digital Marketers Only: 8 Reasons You Need WAVI Now

Digital Marketers Only: 8 Reasons You Need WAVI Now

Your website is getting lots of hits, has a low bounce rate, and ranks high for all your top keywords. But this doesn’t mean it is delivering the leads you need to generate sales! Anonymous visitor identification is what you really need. A program that will tell you who is visiting your website and provide the qualified leads you need to help your business grow. Website Anonymous Visitor Identification (WAVI) from ComplexDiscovery can help you meet this challenge immediately.


Go Fish: Do General Discovery Rules Apply to a Litigant’s Facebook Posts?

Go Fish: Do General Discovery Rules Apply to a Litigant’s Facebook Posts?

While courts generally hold that normal discovery rules apply to social media discovery, at least one judge has identified—and railed against—emerging trends in such cases that impose additional hurdles for litigants seeking discovery of social media information.


How to Request Your Twitter Archive

How to Request Your Twitter Archive

How do you download your Twitter archive? That question has come up a lot recently. It is really fast and simple.


E-Discovery and Information Management: Can Clicking “Like” Make or Break a Lawsuit?

E-Discovery and Information Management: Can Clicking "Like" Make or Break a Lawsuit?

The severe sanctions imposed in these cases demonstrate the importance of understanding the implications of social media posts (and their removal) when a business faces, or reasonably anticipates, litigation.


Colorado Ethics Committee Issues New Guidance On The Use Of Social Media For Investigative Purposes

Colorado Ethics Committee Issues New Guidance On The Use Of Social Media For Investigative Purposes

The Colorado Bar Association Ethics Committee recently clarified the ethical boundaries associated with attorney use of social media for litigation.


New FRCP Rule 37(e) Calls Out Importance of Social Media Evidence

New FRCP Rule 37(e) Calls Out Importance of Social Media Evidence

If not properly researched, preserved, and authenticated, the best social media evidence is worthless.


Lawyers and Social Media in 2015

Lawyers and Social Media in 2015

LinkedIn is by far the most popular social network with lawyers. According to the ABA Report, 99% of individual lawyers from firms of 100 or more have a LinkedIn profile, followed by 97% of respondents from firms of 10-49 attorneys, 94% of respondents from firms of 2-9 attorneys, and 93% of solo respondents.


Social Media Posts a Growing Aspect of Litigation Holds

Social Media Posts a Growing Aspect of Litigation Holds

Despite the way many people freely share their personal information on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram these days, many lawyers don’t think to turn to it for valuable material to use against someone in a case.


Coordinated Hackers Infiltrate 200 Targeted Employees’ LinkedIn Networks

Coordinated Hackers Infiltrate 200 Targeted Employees’ LinkedIn Networks

This report is a cautionary tale for how social networking can be a gateway for identifying and targeting key employees for future data hacks. Companies should consider policing abuse of their brand on social media.


Facebook Cited in One Third of Divorce Cases

Facebook Cited in One Third of Divorce Cases

Even when parties block each other, social media is often intercepted by a third party or friend who then forwards it on, which can often remove the privilege protections that may otherwise exist.