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ABA ethics proposals could impact small firms, solos

The ABA Ethics Commission 20/20 recently met to discuss a package of proposals that are likely to affect small and solo law firms. At the end of last year and earlier this year, the commission issued a series of papers that address the impact of technology and globalization on the practice of law.

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When jurors tweet

With more than 500 million people on Facebook, it should come as no surprise that jurors are players in the world of social media. And it seems that each week, a story surfaces about a juror tweeting her plan to convict a defendant, or posting on Facebook that he plans to find for the plaintiff — before deliberations even begin.

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Digital natives change dynamic in jury trials

The generation of jurors known as the “net generation” or “digital natives” — those who were born in the digital age and know nothing of life before the Internet — are changing the way trial lawyers try cases and the way juries decide them.

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Commentary: Lawyers: Make social media work for you

Social media is the latest and greatest thing. Lately, it seems like everyone is talking about it — in fact some people rave about its potential as a business tool. But does it really make sense for lawyers...

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