August 22, 2013

ACEDS: Lawyer expelled for five years for telling client to despoil social media content. The article covers a lot of the usual suspects re: social including generation gaps but to me this is absolutely positively not even close to something that's arguable. If you are in discovery, don't delete stuff that could be relevant. Not social, not emails, not semaphore flags, nada. This is especially true with social because it's so easy to screw up the getting rid of evidence bit. Sigh.

On a related note, if your legal staff and other employees don't get that social could be evidence just like anything else, please call me and I will be happy to train them for a ridiculous amount of money - but much less than the losses noted in the article!

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