Bloomberg Law
Nov. 20, 2015, 8:13 PM

For Lawyers, Social Media Creates More Headaches Than Friendships

Gabe Friedman

The fast-shifting social media landscape is creating new challenges for lawyers, particularly when it comes to data collection and preservation in the U.S. legal system.

On Friday, at Georgetown Law’s 12th Annual Advanced eDiscovery Institute conference, a group of panelist attempted to dissect the many quandaries and ethical traps that social media platforms are creating in courtrooms across the nation and inside legal departments at the largest companies.

One panelist, U.S. Magistrate Judge Kristen Mix , who sits in Colorado, said the first thing lawyers need to remember is that most judges don’t have Facebook pages, and may know about how the site works only through ...

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