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Legal Ethics Lessons for a Digital World

The Recorder

Undeniably, the practice of law has gone digital. This extends beyond calendar systems, email and document drafting and filing. It now includes the world wide web and its many methods of communication through social media.

Most attorneys and law firms have some kind of presence on the Internet. This may include a website, blog, LinkedIn profile, Facebook page or Twitter feed. Most likely, it includes a combination of some or all of those. Perform an online search for an attorney or firm and you will not come up empty-handed. In 2010, the American Bar Association's Legal Technology Survey Report found that 56 percent of attorneys responding to the survey were part of an online community or social network.

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