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“The Evolution of Legal and Ethical Claims in the Age of Attorney Blogging,” DRI For the Defense

October 2016
Peter J. Biging

“The benefits of blogging and sending out e-mail blasts to promote a law firm’s achievements, or otherwise bring attention to the firm, are readily apparent,” write Peter J. Biging and Jason L. Ederer, attorneys in Goldberg Segalla’s Professional Liability Practice Group. “However, this type of promotional activity carries risk.”

In this article, Peter and Jason explore basic concerns like defamation, the ABA Model Rule 7.1 on lawyer advertising, and the fair reporting privilege, before examining a number of recent cases involving an attorney’s use of social media and the possible legal and ethical ramifications of doing so.

“As the saying goes,” they note, “discretion can often be the better part of valor.”

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