Social networking – Opting out may no longer be an option
Abstract: According to one recent report, only one in eight law firms use social networks. Many firms are understandably concerned about privacy, worker productivity and misuse of social networking sites. But such fears are probably misplaced. In fact, without social media policies, attorneys and staff are just as likely to make firm-damaging statements online from their home computers as they are from their office computers. An intelligent policy regarding use of blogs and networking sites can help attorneys interact with clients and peers to share ideas and build business.