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Tip for May 2016

Be cautious when blogging about clients and their legal matters

Lawyers and law firms have been sponsoring or participating in blogs for many years. Blogging has created new ways that lawyers can violate the rules of professional conduct or create liability issues. For example, blog postings that refer to clients and their legal matters in ways that the client's identity can be ascertained may violate the lawyer's duty of confidentiality to that client. Blog entries that make false allegations about judges may also violate the rules of professional conduct. Lawyers who blog should keep these limitations in mind when thinking about posting information about client matters, client cases and others who are involved in those cases, including judges.