The New Word of Mouth – Social Media
Attorneys have historically had a weird relationship with “marketing.” For various reasons attorneys have actively avoided it. If you would have asked any attorney 20 years ago how they got their business, the answer would almost universally be “word of mouth.” Going a step further, asking that same attorney about “advertising” would have elicited looks...Read Article
Social Media and Anti-SLAPP Motion to Strike: CONTEXT DOES MATTER
Social media is the wild west of free speech. Just about anything goes; there seems to be no rules and no procedures for enforcing legitimate rights violated by unprotected speech used to cause damage. In the early 1990s, just as the internet was first coming into the public consciousness, the California legislature enacted a statute...Read Article
What Happens to Your Social Media Assets After You Die?
We’re all lawyers here, so we already know that the answer is “It depends.” It depends on what actions you take, if any, before you die. The actions you should take will depend on the social media asset. Many social media accounts are primarily just communication tools. Some also are repositories of data of sentimental...Read Article
Why Can’t We Be “Friends”?
You’ve been assigned your first major oral argument in front of a recently appointed judge, and you are stoked! You have carefully prepared by re-reading all of the briefs, double-checking case citations, and researching the judge on the internet. Lucky stars! You got the judge to accept your “friend” request on Facebook. Excited and optimistic,...Read Article