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Social media use in jury selection

Lawyers can use social media to enhance their traditional jury investigation efforts, gaining more information to vet prospective jurors. But there also can be hazards, so attorneys need to be careful when using sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn ...

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ABA book gives lawyers a handle on Twitter

In the recent comedy “Parental Advisory,” Billy Crystal’s baseball announcer character is fired because he’s inept to social media compared to his contemporaries. “I’ll tweet!” he replies as he tries to save his career. “I’ll make whatever noise you want!” ...

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Facebook shares post biggest single-day gain

NEW YORK — Facebook’s stock is seeing its biggest single-day gain since it began trading in May — a sign that the social media company’s complicated relationship with Wall Street has finally hit a bright spot. It’s been a rough ...

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Candidates ‘like’ role of social media in campaigns

Mike Barry and his wife sat in front of their TV watching the vice-presidential debate, phones in hand, and tweeted away — like many social-media savvy political junkies around the country. “It adds a bit of fun to politics,” said ...

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New model jury rules target social media, phones

In an effort to deter jurors from using social media and smartphones to communicate about or conduct research on the case on which they serve, a Judicial Conference committee has updated federal model jury instructions. The new instructions were issued ...

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Juror must divulge Facebook posts made during trial

In the latest skirmish in the ongoing conflict between the electronic privacy rights of jurors, the power of judges to investigate juror misconduct and the rights of criminal defendants, a California Appeals Court held late last week that a trial ...

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Study: Judges tell jurors not to use social media

Most federal judges tell jurors not to use Facebook, Twitter and other social networking tools to communicate information about the trials in which they are sitting, according to the results of a survey conducted by the Federal Judicial Center. About ...

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Legal writing for a wired world

Do your client communications more closely resemble “Moby Dick” than Ashton Kutcher’s latest tweet? If so, you might want to consider cutting a few words before hitting “send.” Clients today receive their information by text and IM, leading them to ...

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