Raleigh, N.C. (PRWEB) July 28, 2012
While its clear that social media plays a key role in any law firms online marketing campaign, the ethics rules on lawyers social media use are not so clear, licensed attorney and law firm Web content writer Greg Froom of Consultwebs.com, Inc., writes in a new blog article.
As Froom points out, guidance could be on the way soon. The American Bar Associations Ethics 20/20 Commission will issue revised model rules later this year that address online legal marketing. Also, states across the country are revisiting their rules of professional conduct and releasing new ethics advisory opinions on Web marketing issues.
In the meantime, Froom says,law firms using social media such as Facebook, Google+, Twitter and LinkedIn can keep from running afoul of ethics rules by taking a few basic precautions.
This list isnt exhaustive and rules vary by jurisdiction, but these considerations are a good way to start thinking about the ethical implications of social media, writes Froom, an award-winning legal journalist who joined the Consultwebs.com content team in March 2012.
His article, 5 Tips to Keep Your Law Firm on Top of Social Media and Ethics, came out this week on the Consultwebs.com blog, LawWebMarketing.com.
Consultwebs.com, one of the countrys leading providers of law firm Web marketing products and services, provides the regularly updated blog as a resource for attorneys to learn helpful tips and other information on the latest online legal marketing trends.
In the blog article, Froom writes that five points for law firms to consider when using social media are: