Spencer Fane attorney John Browning recently published an article in the Texas Bar Journal highlighting the need for attorneys to exercise proper social media hygiene.
Titled “Watch Your Tweets and Wash Your Hands,” the article details incidents where attorneys have misused social media, and the rules people can follow to avoid negative consequences.
“While lawyers have the same First Amendment rights as any other citizen, their rights are not without risks – such as the risk of losing clients or one’s job, as well as risking damage to one’s reputation,” John explained in the article. “Additionally, for a lawyer, the right to freedom of speech also comes with ethical limitations such as the duty to protect our clients’ confidential information.”
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