Lawyers and Social Networking
We’ve talked about it before, but it always bears repeating—be careful what you put online for the world to see. This is especially important in a profession like law. It is actually a relatively small world—your current classmates will remember if you are the one constantly involved in flame wars over student e-mails, and they will remember if you always had a Facebook status indicating that you blew off studying. It is the same in the legal world. A recent New York Times article talks about several cases in which lawyers got in hot water for blogging, Facebooking, and tweeting about, cases, clients, judges, and other lawyers. Make sure that the information you put out for the world to see is really information that you want to be seen.