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A CLE program titled “War of the Roses in the Digital Age,” put on last month in Greensboro, included the presentation of a fake Facebook page that surprised attendees with its breadth of information and authentic feel. Family lawyer Ketan Soni had asked an attorney who would be at the seminar for permission to impersonate her virtually, using only information found online. Soni, who practices with Hull & Chandler in Charlotte, said the exercise illustrated how vulnerable clients’ virtual identities are to spouses with bad intentions.

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Lawyers and LinkedIn: a ‘like’ story (access required)

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LinkedIn is billed as the “professional” social network, which is why lawyers dipping their toes into social media for the first time often start with LinkedIn. The problem is that as far as social networks go, LinkedIn hasn’t always been very, well ... social. In fact, up until very recently, it was a fairly static site without much daily activity worth following.

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Who owns your social media account? (access required)

Corporate tweeters or bloggers — employees who post promotional and often entertaining commentary on behalf of their employers’ businesses — typically add much of their voice, their opinions and their snarky remarks to the information they disseminate on the company’s behalf.

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Play nice on social media, y’all (access required)

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When Charleston lawyer Gregory S. Forman posted a blog on his firm’s website with a headline that referred to a certain part of the male anatomy, he never imagined that he could be running afoul of state ethics rules. Forman hasn’t gotten into any trouble for the blog, which was titled “Perhaps he has a 2,000 mile long penis” and discussed whether cyber flirting constituted infidelity. But a state disciplinary counsel said he could have received a warning letter if someone filed a complaint.

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