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Articles on Social Media

Does What Happens on Facebook Stay on Facebook?Discovery, Admissibility, Ethics, and Social Media

By Beth C. Boggs and Misty L. Edwards
July
2010
Article
Page 366
What are the limits on discovery and admissibility of content gathered on social media sites? This article looks at the emerging case law.

Like it or not, you’re on the ‘Net

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
April
2010
LawPulse
Page 174
Do you know what they're saying about you out there? Or what you said that you probably shouldn't have? Here's how to find out and what you can do about it.

Sexting: It’s No Joke, It’s a Crime

By Joshua D. Herman
April
2010
Article
Page 192
A look at the high-stakes legal issues raised by adolescent "sexting" and their implications for counsel to teens, parents, and schools.

Will You Be My (Facebook) Friend?

By Karen Erger
April
2010
Column
Page 210
Those pesky ethics rules follow lawyers everywhere, even onto social-media pages.

Read the letters to the Editor

March
2010
Column
Page 118
Distracted Drivers

Looking for “facts” in all the Wrong Places

By Hon. Ron Spears
February
2010
Column
Page 102
Social networking sites are great - unless jurors are using them in ways that threaten a fair trial.

Illinois outlaws DWT (driving while texting)

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
December
2009
LawPulse
Page 598
Effective January 1, drivers aren't allowed to "compose, send, or read an electronic message." Is PA 96-0130 overregulation or overdue?

Sex offenders banned from using social networking Web sites. PA 096-0262

December
2009
Illinois Law Update
Page 604
Illinois lawmakers recently added new language to the Criminal Code of 1961 to prohibit convicted sex offenders from using social networking Web sites.

Social media and legal ethics

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
September
2009
LawPulse
Page 438
May an Illinois lawyer list his or her "Specialties" on LinkedIn without running afoul of Illinois RPC 7.4?

Social networking 1.0

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
June
2009
LawPulse
Page 278
Despite the newfangled options, blogs and e-mail discussion groups are still excellent ways to connect with other lawyers.

Twitter and Linkedin and Facebook. Oh My!

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
June
2009
Article
Page 288
Are you Linkedin? Facebooking? Tweeting? Or still figuring out what it's all about and why you should care? Here's a lawyer's guide to social networking.

R U monitoring employees’ text messages?

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
September
2008
LawPulse
Page 438
 An employee had a reasonable expectation of privacy in private e-mail he sent during work hours on his employer-issued pager, the federal ninth circuit rules.

Do We Blawg and How?

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
May
2006
Article
Page 236
Blogs are sprouting like mushrooms these days, it seems. Why do lawyers blog? Should you join them?

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